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n.1.(Chem.) A glucoside extracted from the cambium layer of coniferous trees as a white crystalline substance.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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tumefaciens in crown gall tumor production includes a wide range of dicotyledonous plants mainly by phenolics in both herbaceous and woody plants, woody gymnosperms by means of resins and a phenolic glycoside (coniferin) in one case (184), and a few monocots (for example, asparagus, narcissus, gladiolus, yam) (Binns & Thomashow, 1988; Cervera et al., 1998; Conner & Dommisse, 1992; Huang et al., 1993; Schl[ddot{a}]ppi & Horn, 1992).
Using [sup.3]H labeled coniferin (glucoside of coniferyl alcohol) fed to cultured poplar hybrid (Populus alba L.