Correlation of oxidative transformations of hydrolyzable tannins and plant evolution

Takuo Okuda, Takashi Yoshida, Tsutomu Hatano

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The progressive oxidative transformations in the biogenesis of hydrolyzable tannins, gallotannin (I) → ellagitannin (II) → dehydro ellagitannin (III) → transformed dehydroellagitannin (IV), conform in several aspects to the evolutionary routes in the subclasses of Dicotyledonae, particularly in the Rosidae. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)513-529
Number of pages17
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 30 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Biosynthetic pathway
  • Dehydroellagitannin
  • Dicotyledonae
  • Ellagitannin
  • Evolution
  • Gallotannin
  • Hydrolyzable Tannin
  • Oxidation
  • Subclass
  • Tannin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Science
  • Horticulture


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