Monday, June 11, 2012


  • 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

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