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Distribution of naturally occurring quinones

  • Ronald H. Thomson


Angiosperms, fungi (including lichens), and bacteria are the main sources of natural quinones. Small numbers are present in algae, ferns, conifers, sponges, echinoderms, other marine animals, and arthropods. In angiosperms quinones have some chemotaxonomic value at the genus and family level but more surveys are required.


Algae Angiosperms Arthropods Bacteria Fungi Lichens Marine animals Quinones, naturally occurring 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald H. Thomson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of AberdeenOld AberdeenScotland

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