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Potential sources of biodynamically active natural products in Brazil

DOI: 10.1590/S0074-02761991000600004

Keywords: chemodiversity, bioactivity, chemosystematics, shikimate derivatives, mevalonate derivatives.

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in contrast to china where vegatation is predominantly herbaceous, vegetation in brazil is commonly arboreous. this fact may explain why chinese drugs are usually acetate derived, while actual and potential natural therapeutic agents from brazil are mostly shikimate derived. only relatively few compounds isolated from brazilian plants have been submitted to adequate pharmacological testing


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