The biosynthesis of gallic acid in a number of higher plants was investigated by using l-[U−14C]phenylalanine, (−)-[G−14C]shikimic acid, d-[1−14C]glucose and d-[6−14C]glucose as tracers. The results are compared with those obtained similarly for caffeic acid and are interpreted in terms of the dehydrogenation of 5-dehydroshikimic acid as a normal route of metabolism for gallic acid.
Research Article| July 01 1969
Phenol biosynthesis in higher plants. Gallic acid
P. M. Dewick;
Biochem J (1969) 113 (3): 537-542.
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P. M. Dewick, E. Haslam; Phenol biosynthesis in higher plants. Gallic acid. Biochem J 1 July 1969; 113 (3): 537–542. doi: https://doi.org/10.1042/bj1130537
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