Putrescine is named for its foul smell. It is produced by the breakdown of amino acids after the death of an organism. Putrescine is a polyamine plant growth regulator affecting the synthesis of macromolecules and the development of root systems in plants.
|Molecular Formula||NH2(CH2)4NH2 · 2HCl|
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