Number of specialized metabolites made by a plant species

Range ~200,000 Metabolites
Organism Plants
Reference Pichersky E, Lewinsohn E. Convergent evolution in plant specialized metabolism. Annu Rev Plant Biol. 2011 Jun62: 549-66. p.550 right column bottom paragraphPubMed ID21275647
Primary Source Dixon RA, Strack D. 2003. Phytochemistry meets genome analysis, and beyond. Phytochemistry 62: 815–16PubMed ID12590109
Comments Specialized metabolites are defined as those compounds that are present in some plant species and not in others, also known as secondary metabolites. Over 200,000 given in PMID 21166475 p.1571 right column 2nd paragraph
Entered by Uri M
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