δ-acetylornithine as a major nitrogen storage compound in Bistorta bistortoides

David A. Lipson, Theodore K. Raab, Russell K. Monson

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Abstract

δ-Acetylornithine was found to vary seasonally and in response to nitrogen availability in the rhizomes of the alpine herb, Bistorta bistortoides (Pursh). δ-Acetylornithine accounts for 38 % of the free amino acid pool and up to 12% of the total nitrogen in rhizomes. It is concluded that this compound plays an important role in nitrogen storage in this species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-30
Number of pages2
JournalPhytochemistry
Volume41
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Alpine plants
  • American bistort
  • Bistorta bistortoides
  • Nitrogen storage
  • Non-protein amino acids
  • Polygonaceae
  • δ-acetylornithine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Science
  • Horticulture

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