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Edible Lily Plant Yields A Natural Pesticide

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June 19, 1998
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An edible lily plant, one of the most important vegetables grown in Hokkaido, Japan, is often threatened by a a fungus that develops lesions in the bulbs. But the stress caused by the attack of the plant pathogen triggers a series of chemical reactions that causes the plant to make some natural pesticides.

An edible lily plant, one of the most important vegetables grown in Hokkaido, Japan, is often threatened by a a fungus that develops lesions in the bulbs. But the stress caused by the attack of the plant pathogen triggers a series of chemical reactions that causes the plant to make some natural pesticides, according to a research group led by Kenji Monde of Hokkaido University. Their results appear in the June 13 Web edition of the Journal of Natural Products, a joint publication of the American Chemical Society and the American Society of Pharmacognosy.


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