How plants synthesise salicylic acid

The pain-relieving effect of salicylic acid, now sold as Aspirin, has been known for thousands of years. Besides being a useful drug with numerous health applications, it is a stress hormone made by plants which is essential in enabling them to fight off damaging pathogens. What was not known, however, is how plants generated this hormone. Now, an international research team led by the University of Göttingen with the University of British Columbia in Vancouver have at last unravelled the biosynthesis of this crucial hormone. Their results were published in Science.

How plants synthesise salicylic acid

The pain-relieving effect of salicylic acid, now sold as Aspirin, has been known for thousands of years. Besides being a useful drug with numerous health applications, it is a stress hormone ...

Tue 13 Aug 19 from Phys.org

How plants synthesise salicylic acid, Tue 13 Aug 19 from Eurekalert

How plants synthesize salicylic acid

The pain-relieving effect of salicylic acid has been known for thousands of years. Besides being a useful drug with numerous health applications, it is a stress hormone made by plants, which ...

Tue 13 Aug 19 from ScienceDaily

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