Distribution of alkaloids in woody plants

  • Isabel Desgagné-Penix Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières


Alkaloids are nitrogen-containing compounds found in plants. Most are highly valued for their role in wide array of ailments such as anti-malarial, anti-cancerous, analgesics, and many more. In lights of tremendous interest in recent years on the chemistry and pharmacological properties of alkaloids, comprehensive data have been collected. Forest industries have recently started to develop sustainable ways to increase the value of its residues including the extraction and commercialization of high-valued plant natural compounds such as alkaloids. This review presents the distribution of alkaloids among woody plants (trees and shrubs).


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Isabel Desgagné-Penix, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Biochemistry Professor

Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physics


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How to Cite
DESGAGNÉ-PENIX, Isabel. Distribution of alkaloids in woody plants. Plant Science Today, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 3, p. 137-142, sep. 2017. ISSN 2348-1900. Available at: <http://horizonepublishing.com/journals/index.php/PST/article/view/320>. Date accessed: 19 jan. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.14719/pst.2017.4.3.320.
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