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Pisatin: an Antifungal Substance from Pisum sativum L.


IT is obvious that plants are resistant to attack by fungi that are non-pathogenic to them. However, until recently, the mechanism of this resistance has been obscure. Pisatin, a substance believed to be responsible for such resistance in the garden pea (Pisum sativum L.), has been recently isolated from pea pods inoculated with fungal spores1.

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PERRIN, D., BOTTOMLEY, W. Pisatin: an Antifungal Substance from Pisum sativum L.. Nature 191, 76–77 (1961).

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