2. Chemosystematics

In the (macro-) molecular phylogenetics era, chemosystematic studies provide phenetic characters to define previously not recognized and morphologically not definable clades. Moreover, chemosystematic studies provide a rational approach to search for new sources of rare natural products, which are of interest in e.g. the fields of medicine or agriculture. Also the search for new natural products can be rationalized using a chemosystematic approach.


Reviews and book chapters

Epifano, F., Fiorito, S., Genovese, S., Granica, S., Vitalini, S., Zidorn, C., 2015. Phytochemistry of the genus Skimmia (Rutaceae). Phytochemistry 115, 27-43. doi:10.1016/j.phytochem.2015.02.014

Sareedenchai, V., Zidorn, C., 2010. Flavonoids as chemosystematic markers in the tribe Cichorieae of the Asteraceae. Biochem. Syst. Ecol. 38, 935-957. doi:10.1016/j.bse.2009.09.006 

Zidorn, C., 2008. Plant Chemosystematics. In: Waksmundzka-Hajnos, M., Sherma, J., Kowalska, T. (Eds.): Thin Layer Chromatography in Phytochemistry. Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, pp. 77-101.

Zidorn, C., 2008. Sesquiterpene lactones and their precursors as chemosystematic markers in the tribe Cichorieae of the Asteraceae. Phytochemistry 69, 2270-2296. doi:10.1016/j.phytochem.2008.06.013


Original publications

Enke, N., Gemeinholzer, B., Zidorn, C., 2012. Molecular and phytochemical systematics of the subtribe Hypochaeridinae (Asteraceae, Cichorieae). Org. Divers. Evol. 12, 1-16. doi:10.1007/s13127-011-0064-0

Cicek, S., Untersulzner, C., Schwaiger, S., Zidorn, C., 2012. Caffeoyl-D-glucaric acid derivatives in the genus Gnaphalium (Asteraceae: Gnaphalieae). Rec. Nat. Prod. 6, 311-315. http://www.acgpubs.org/RNP/2012/Volume%206/Issue%201/44-RNP-1102-492.pdf

Zidorn, C., Schubert, B., Stuppner, H., 2008. Phenolics as chemosystematic markers in and for the genus Crepis (Asteraceae, Cichorieae). Sci. Pharm. 76, 743-750. doi:10.3797/scipharm.0810-25

Grass, S., Zidorn, C., Blattner, F.R., Stuppner, H., 2006. Comparative molecular and phytochemical investigation of Leontodon autumnalis (Asteraceae, Lactuceae) populations from Central Europe. Phytochemistry 67, 122-131. doi:10.1016/j.phytochem.2005.10.019

Zidorn, C., Sturm, S., Dawson, J.W., van Klink, J.W., Stuppner, H., Perry, N.B., 2002. Chemosystematic investigations of irregular diterpenes in Anisotome and related New Zealand Apiaceae. Phytochemistry 59, 293-304. doi: 10.1016/S0031-9422(01)00472-1

Zidorn, C., Stuppner, H., 2001. Evaluation of chemosystematic characters in the genus Leontodon. Taxon 50, 115-133. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1224515