Viola arvensis

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Viola arvensis
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Faimily: Violaceae
Subfaimily: Violoideae
Genus: Viola
Species: V. arvensis
Binomial name
Viola arvensis

Viola arvensis is a speshies o viole kent bi the common name field pansy. It is native tae Europe, wastren Asie, an North Africae, an it is kent on ether continents as an introduced species an a weed o disturbed an cultivatit auries.

Viola arvensis wis shown tae contain cyclotides, a class o peptides foond in plants. The peptide cycloviolacin O2 in particular haes shown tae possess cytotoxic activity against human cancer cells an is therefore leuked at as a potential drug lead.[1]

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  1. "Lindholm, et al. (2002). Cyclotides: A Novel Type of Cytotoxic Agents. Mol Cancer Ther 1: 365-369" (PDF). Retrieved 20 Mey 2012.

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