Definition of Catharanthus
1. Noun. Small genus of erect annual or perennial herbs native to Madagascar; widely naturalized in the tropics; formerly included in genus Vinca.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Apocynaceae, Dogbane Family, Family Apocynaceae
Member holonyms: Cape Periwinkle, Catharanthus Roseus, Cayenne Jasmine, Madagascar Periwinkle, Old Maid, Periwinkle, Red Periwinkle, Rose Periwinkle, Vinca Rosea
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Literary usage of Catharanthus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Ethnobotany and Medicinal Plants: Bibliography: January 1990-June 1991 by Susan A. McCarthy (1993)
"29 (7): p. 2109-2114; 1990. Includes references. Language: English Descriptors: Catharanthus roseus; Leaves; Monoclonal antibodies; Biosynthesis; ..."
2. Tissue Culture: Plants: A Bibliography, January 1992-March 1994 by Henry Gilbert (1995)
"1992 Sep. Part 80 in the series: 'Studies on Plant Tissue Cultures'. Includes references. Language: English Descriptors: Catharanthus roseus; Amsonia taber- ..."
3. Thin-Layer Chromatography: A Camag Bibliography edited by Dieter Janchen (1992)
"4/A., Hungary): In vitro cultivation and cytologi- caj investigation of Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don. Herba Hungarica, 63-68 (1990). ..."
4. Frontiers of Engineering: Reports on Leading-Edge Engineering from the 2005 by National Academy of Engineering, Nae (2006)
"Indole alkaloid biosynthesis in Catharanthus roseus: new enzyme activities and identification of cytochrome P450 ..."