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Abstract

Germination stimulants produced by Vigna unguiculata Walp cv. Saunders Upright.

Abstract

Alectrol, a germination stimulant, for seeds of Alectra vogelii and Striga gesnerioides was isolated from root exudates of the host plant Vigna unguiculata [cowpeas] cv. Saunders Upright. Its spectroscopic data implied a chemical structure closely related to (+)-strigol. The compound was more active than strigol in stimulating seeds of A. vogelii and S. gesnerioides.