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Chemistry of the Amazon: Biodiversity, Natural Products, and Environmental Issues

Series: ACS Symposium Series Volume: 588

Edited By: Peter Rudolf Seidl, Otto Richard Gottlieb and Maria Auxiliadora Coelho Kaplan

315 pages, Figs, tabs, maps

American Chemical Society

Hardback | Jan 1995 | #53052 | ISBN: 0841231591
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Valuable overview of research on bioactive natural products from the Amazon.


Amazon Biodiversity: A Renewable Natural Resource?; Natural Products as Medicinal and Biological Agents: Potentiating the Resources of the Rain Forest; Economic Plants of the Amazon: Their Industrial Development in Defense of the Forest; Agroforestry Strategies for Alleviating Soil Chemical Constraints to Food and Fiber Production in the Brazilian Amazon; Secondary Compound Accumulation in Plants-The Application of Plant Biotechnology to Plant Improvement: A Proposed Strategy for Natural-Product Research in Brazil; The Promise of Plant-Derived Natural Products for the Development of New Pharmaceuticals and Agrochemicals; Poisons and Anti-poisons from the Amazon Forest; Biologically Active Neolignans from Amazonian Trees; Proteins from Amazonia: Studies and Perspectives for Their Research; Terpenoids from Amazonian Icacinaceae; Chemical Studies of Myristicaceae Species of the Colombian Amazon; Plant Chemistry of Amazonia in an Ecological Context; Lignans: Diversity, Biosynthesis, and Function; The Chemistry of Amazonian Myristicaceae: Developmental, Ecological, and Pharmacological Aspects; Amazonia versus Australia: Geographically Distant, Chemically Close; Chemodiversity of Angiosperms: Latitude- and Herbaceousness-Conditioned Gradients; Future-Oriented Mapping of Biodiversity in Amazonia; Advances in Amazonian Biogeochemistry; The Chemistry of Headwater Streams in the Rio das Mortes System and Its Effect on the Structure of the Biotic Community; The Chemistry of Atmospheric Aerosol Particles in the Amazon Basin; The "Garimpo" Problem in the Amazon Region; Mineral Extraction in the Amazon and the Environment: The Mercury Problem

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