(also tomatin /ˈtɒmətɪn/)
noun[mass noun] Chemistry
A compound of the steroid glycoside class, present in the stems and leaves of the tomato and related plants.
- In N. crassa, erg-3 mutants display an increased sensitivity to isoflavonoids such as pisatin, maackiain, and biochanin A and increased resistance to the steroidal glycoside tomatine.
- Two common examples are tomatine from tomato and nicotine from tobacco.
- Tomatine levels in this variety are compatible to tomatine levels in commercial tomato varieties.
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