Journal article

Phenylalanine derived cyanogenic diglucosides from Eucalyptus camphora and their abundances in relation to ontogeny and tissue type

E NEILSON, J Goodger, M Motawia, N Bjarnholt, T Frisch, C Olsen, B Moller, I Woodrow

Phytochemistry | Elsevier Ltd | Published : 2011


The cyanogenic glucoside profile of Eucalyptus camphora was investigated in the course of plant ontogeny. In addition to amygdalin, three phenylalanine-derived cyanogenic diglucosides characterized by unique linkage positions between the two glucose moieties were identified in E. camphora tissues. This is the first time that multiple cyanogenic diglucosides have been shown to co-occur in any plant species. Two of these cyanogenic glucosides have not previously been reported and are named eucalyptosin B and eucalyptosin C. Quantitative and qualitative differences in total cyanogenic glucoside content were observed across different stages of whole plant and tissue ontogeny, as well as within d..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

E.H.N. was supported by the Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (managed by ANZ Trustees). J.Q.D.G., B.L.M. and I.E.W. were supported by a Grant from the Australian Research Council (Project DP1094530). B.L.M. acknowledges financial support from the Villum Foundation to the Research Centre "Pro-active Plants" and a Research Grant from the Danish Research Council for Independent Research/Technology and Production Sciences E.H.N. acknowledges Metabolomics Australia for advice.