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Plant Secondary Metabolism

By: David S Seigler

759 pages, Figs

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #32667 | ISBN: 0412019817
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Detailed and thorough treatment of the chemistry of secondary processes which reviews all the major classes of plant natural products.

'This masterly work is especially good on chemical ecology and medicinal phytochemistry and can be warmly recommended as a valuable reference source.' Phytochemistry, 53 (2000) 'In conclusion, David Seigler has produced an outstanding textbook on plant secondary metabolism which should have a place in the library of every botanist, pharmacist, phytochemist, ecologist and biochemist or anybody interested in the application and utilisation of secondary metabolites in ecology, agriculture, biotechnology or medicine.' Journal of Plant Physiology, 157 (2000)


Plant taxonomy and systematics; Reactions common to all groups of secondary metabolites; Survey; Fatty acids; Acetylenic compounds; Hydrocarbons and waxes; Polyketides; Benzoquinones, naphthoquinones and anthraquinones; Shikimic acid pathway; Phenypropanoids; Coumarins; Flavonoids; Tannins; Non-protein amino acids; Peptides; Carbohydrates; Cyanogentic glycosides and lipids; Glucosinolates; Introduction to terpenes; Monoterpenes; Iridoid monoterpenes; Sesquiterpenes; Diterpenes; Sesterterpenes; Triterpenes and steroids; Saponins and cardiac glycosides; Metabolically altered triterpenes; Tetraterpenes or carotenoids; Polyterpenes; Introduction to alkaloids; Simple amines, simple aromatic and pyridine alkaloids; Pyrrolidine, tropane, piperidine and polyketide derived alkaloids; Pyrrolizidine, quinolizidine and indolizidine alkaloids; Alkaloids derived from anthranilic acid; Isoquinoline alkaloids; Benzylisoquinoline alkaloids; Betalains; Alkaloids derived from both tyrosine and phenylalanine; Monoterpene alkaloids; Indole alkaloids; Other indole alkaloids; Ergot alkaloids; Sesquiterpene alkaloids; Diterpene alkaloids; Triterpene alkaloids; Miscellaneous types of alkaloids.

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