Monoterpenes in plants

Dvořáková M., Valterová I., Vaněk T.
CHEMICKÉ LISTY 105[11]: 839-845, 2011

Klíčová slova: monoterpens, plants, emission, insects
Abstrakt: The article deals with the role of monoterpenes in the environment and their biosynthesis in plants. Monoterpenes play a significant role in plant defence and communication with the environment, especially with insect pests and pollinators. They are also considered bioactive compounds due to a great impact on human health. Monoterpenes show antimicrobial and antifungal properties and may also prevent cancer.
Autoři z ÚEB: Marcela Dvořáková, Tomáš Vaněk