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Book Chapter
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Author, Analytic
Reese, Paul B
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Title, Analytic
Biotransformation of terpenes and steroids by fungi
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Author, Monographic
Zhu, Y-Z; Tan, B.K-H; Bay, B-H; Lui, C-H
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Title, Monographic
Natural Products: Essential resources for human survival
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Refereed
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Place of Publication
Singapore
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World Scientific Publishing
Date of Publication
2007
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71-76
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Abstract
Jamaica is a Caribbean island which boasts a number of microclimates and this is reflected in the wide diversity of plants and microbial life. Hyptis verticillata (Jacq.)a member of the Lamiaceae, has been widely used in traditional medicine. Investigations into the components of the organic extract of the plant yielded a number of lignans, triterpenes and flavonoids. The herb was also found to produce two sesquiterpenes. Both compounds exhibit insecticidal activity. Four structurally isomeric insecticidal sesquiterpenes were isolated from the aerial part of the plant....
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