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Big Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) contains sesquiterpene lactones which are sesquiterpenoids (built from three isoprene units) and contain a lactone ring, hence the name. These compounds are found in many other plants and can cause allergic reactions and toxicity if overdosed, particularly in grazing livestock.
Phallus indusiatus, in Cooktown, Queensland, Australia, which produces two novel sesquiterpenes

Sesquiterpenes are a class of terpenes that consist of three isoprene units and have the empirical formula C15H24. Like monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes may be acyclic or contain rings, including many unique combinations. Biochemical modifications such as oxidation or rearrangement produce the related sesquiterpenoids.

Sesquiterpenes are found naturally in plants and insects, as semiochemicals, e.g. defensive agents or pheromones.


Sesquiterpene sections
Intro  Acyclic  Monocyclic  Bicyclic  Tricyclic  Dictyophorine A and B  Footnotes  External links  

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Big Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) contains sesquiterpene lactones which are sesquiterpenoids (built from three isoprene units) and contain a lactone ring, hence the name. These compounds are found in many other plants and can cause allergic reactions and toxicity if overdosed, particularly in grazing livestock.
Phallus indusiatus, in Cooktown, Queensland, Australia, which produces two novel sesquiterpenes

Sesquiterpenes are a class of terpenes that consist of three isoprene units and have the empirical formula C15H24. Like monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes may be acyclic or contain rings, including many unique combinations. Biochemical modifications such as oxidation or rearrangement produce the related sesquiterpenoids.

Sesquiterpenes are found naturally in plants and insects, as semiochemicals, e.g. defensive agents or pheromones.


Sesquiterpene sections
Intro  Acyclic  Monocyclic  Bicyclic  Tricyclic  Dictyophorine A and B  Footnotes  External links  

PREVIOUS: IntroNEXT: Acyclic
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