Flavanones and dihydroflavonols as biosynthetic intermediates in Matthiola incana

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In anthocyanin-producing flowers of Matthiola incana, the presence of naringenin, naringenin 7-glucoside, dihydrokaempferol and dihydrokaempferol 7-glucoside could be demonstrated. The four isolated compounds initiated anthocyanin synthesis after administration to acyanic flowers of genetically defined lines of Matthiola incana and Antirrhinum majus. Therefore, these compounds cannot be regarded as end-products but rather as intermediates in anthocyanin biosynthesis. Furthermore, naringenin 7-glucoside and dihydrokaempferol 7-glucoside most probably act as a pool for their aglycones, which serve as the actual substrates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1973-1975
Number of pages3
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes


  • Cruciferae
  • Matthiola incana
  • biosynthesis
  • dihydroflavonols
  • flavanones
  • precursors.


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