- Preformed antimicrobial compounds are called phytoanticipins
- Fruits contain secondary metabolites with antifungal properties, called phytoanticipins.
- Phytoanticipins are unique as they are preformed, rather than being synthesized from remote precursors after pathogen infection (phytoalexins)
- Phytoanticipins serve both structural and metabolic functions in disease resistance
- Phytoanticipins seem adequate for therapeutic use.
- Phytoanticipins are preformed antifungal secondary metabolites present in the healthy plants. For example, glucosinolates are stored in vacuoles