Picrasma quassioides Bennet (Japanese Quassia Tree): In Vitro Culture and Production of Quassin
The genus Picrasma contains about six species and belongs to the family Simaroubaceae. A wide variety of biologically active compounds have been isolated from members of this family, the majority of which are quassinoids. The wood from these trees has been used as a traditional medicine and lately some quassins have been reported to have important antileukemic properties (Cordell 1978).
KeywordsBiomass Caffeine Fructose Alkaloid Dichloromethane
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