Potassium aeshynomate (1) was isolated as an leaf-opening substance of the nyctinastic plant, Aeshynomene indica L. Compound 1 was quite effective for the leaf-opening of A. indica at 1x10-3 M, and was found to be a new type of leaf-movement factor containing a novel γ-amino acid moiety.
- Amino acid derivatives
- Amino acids
- Biologically active compounds
- Natural products