Catharanthus roseus

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Catharanthus roseus, commonly known as the Madagascar periwinkle or rosy periwinkle, is a species of Catharanthus native and endemic to Madagascar. The medicinal plant Catharanthus roseus is of enormous pharmaceutical interest because it contains about 130 terpenoid indole alkaloids, some of which exhibit strong pharmacological activities.


InstitutionDepartment of Plant Systems Biology, VIB, B-9052 Gent, Belgium

Department of Plant Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Ghent University, B-9052 Gent, Belgium

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