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Happy #PhytochemicalFriday! Today, pilocarpine - an imidazole alkaloid from tropical Pilocarpus spp. ("jaborandi", Rutaceae). This compound is on the WHO's List of Essential Medicines as a treatment for glaucoma, among other things. Genetic basis of biosynthesis still unknown! https://t.co/WZL3bD0l6x