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Communication | Regular issue | Vol 1, No. 1, 1973, pp.11-16
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/R-1973-01-0011
Studies on Indole Alkaloid Biosynthesis IX. The Later Stages of Iboga Alkaloid Biosynthesis

James P. Kutney* and Nigel J. Eggers

*Department of Chemisry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver 8, V5T 1W5, Vancouver 8, V5T 1W5, Canada

Abstract

Biosynthetic experiments with Vinca rosea L. plants employing radioactively labelled forms of secodine (I) reveal that this substance is incorporated intact during the biosynthesis of catharanthine (II). These results provide some information about the later stages of biosynthesis of this alkaloid.