Article

Projet
Chimie des produits naturels  
Ahcène BOUMENDJELMarine PEUCHMAURBenjamin BOUCHERLERomain HAUDECOEUR,   
Titre
Occurrences, biosynthesis and properties of aurones as high-end evolutionary products.  
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Auteurs
B. Boucherle, M. Peuchmaur, A. Boumendjel, R. Haudecoeur.
Edition
Phytochemistry, 2017, 142, 92-111.
Année
2017
Résumé
Recent years have witnessed a considerable renewed interest for the uncommon flavonoid class of aurones. The characterization of two major biosynthetic machineries involved in their biosynthesis in flowers has encouraged the revival of phytochemical studies and identification of original structures, a process started almost seventy-five years ago. This review draws up an exhaustive map of natural occurrences of aurones their biosynthetic pathways and roles, with the aim to link their original structural properties among flavonoids to their place in evolution and the selective advantages they bring to some of the most advanced taxa in the plant kingdom.