Synthesis and potato tuber-inducing activity of methyl 5',5',5'- trifluorojasmonate

Hiromasa Kiyota, Maho Saitoh, Takayuki Oritani, Teruhiko Yoshihara

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Methyl 5',5',5'-trifluorojasmonate was synthesized as an antimetabolic analogue of methyl jasmonate. It induced potato tuber formation more effectively than methyl jasmonate and inhibited the growth of rice seedlings and the germination of lettuce and radish seeds. These results suggest that epijasmonic acid itself has potato tuber-inducing activity and that the hydroxyl group of tuberonic acid is not necessary for this activity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1259-1262
Number of pages4
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Solanaceae
  • Solanum tuberosum
  • epijasmonic acid
  • lettuce germination
  • methyl 5',5',5'- trifluorojasmonate
  • methyl jasmonate
  • potato
  • radish germination
  • rice seedling growth
  • tuber-inducing activity
  • tuberonic acid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Science
  • Horticulture


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