Alkaloids pp 327-336 | Cite as

Plant Parasites

  • F. R. Stermitz


Alkaloids can be transferred from alkaloid-containing host plants to a variety of normally alkaloid-free parasitic plants. Sporadic and relatively incomplete reports of such alkaloid assimilation by parasitic plants appeared over the course of several decades before 1980. Access to these reports can be obtained from a review (Stermitz, 1990) and in typical papers of the 1980s (Wink et al., 1981; Czygan et al, 1988; Cordero et al., 1989). The focus of this review will be on the more detailed recent studies where some attempt has been made to put data into a broader biological or ecological context, rather than simply document occurrence of the phenomenon.


Parasitic Plant Alkaloid Content Iridoid Glycoside Pyrrolizidine Alkaloid Lupinus Angustifolius 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. R. Stermitz
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  1. 1.Department of ChemistryColorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA

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