Myrislignan, a growth inhibitor from the roots of citronella grass

Prapaipit Suwitchayanon, Kiyotake Suenaga, Arihiro Iwasaki, Hisashi Kato-Noguchi

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A phytotoxic compound was isolated from the root extracts of Cymbopogon nardus by bioassay-guided purification and characterized to be myrislignan. Myrislignan significantly inhibited seedling growth of cress at a concentration greater than 100 μM (p < 0.05). The concentrations required for 50% growth inhibition of myrislignan on hypocotyl and root growth of cress were 429 μM and 517 μM, respectively. The inhibition on seedling growth indicated that myrislignan had a phytotoxic activity and may contribute to the phytotoxic effect of C. nardus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1077-1078
Number of pages2
JournalNatural product communications
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jul


  • Allelopathic activity
  • Citronella Grass
  • Growth inhibition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Plant Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Complementary and alternative medicine


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