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Flavonoids (or bioflavonoids, some are flavanoids) have the general structure of a 15-carbon skeleton, which consists of two phenyl rings (A and B) and heterocyclic ring .


Latin - flavus - yellow

Over 5000 have been characterised in plants and some have interesting pharmacolological properties, including antibiotic activity. Flavonoids are important plant pigments producing yellow or red/blue pigmentation and some are involved in symbiotic nitrogen fixation, as chemical messengers, physiological regulators, and cell cycle inhibitors as well as as antibiotics.

Pages in category "Flavonoids"

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