Visnagin: Biosynthesis and Isolation from Ammi visnagi Suspension Cultures

Science  24 Dec 1965:
Vol. 150, Issue 3704, pp. 1731-1732
DOI: 10.1126/science.150.3704.1731


During an examination of Ammi visnaga Lam. suspension cultures for the biosynthesis of furanochromones and related medicinal compounds, visnagin was isolated in crystalline form and identified. Thus, certain medicinally important secondary plant metabolites may be produced in appreciable amounts by plant tissue cultures.