Release of gramine from the surface of barley leaves

Hideya Yoshida, Hisaaki Tsumuki, Katsuo Kanehisa, Luis J. Corcuera

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Gramine, an indole protoalkaloid found in barley leaves, is toxic to mammals, insects and plants. A time course experiment, in which barley leaves were dipped into 0.1 M hydrogen chloride-ethanol (7:3 v/v) for 1-60 sec, suggested that some gramine was on.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1011-1013
Number of pages3
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1993


  • Gramineae
  • Hordeum
  • Phalaris
  • acid rain
  • allelopathy.
  • aphids
  • indole alkaloid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Science
  • Horticulture

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    Yoshida, H., Tsumuki, H., Kanehisa, K., & J. Corcuera, L. (1993). Release of gramine from the surface of barley leaves. Phytochemistry, 34(4), 1011-1013.