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Biochemistry of Plant Secondary Metabolism

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Series: Annual Plant Reviews Volume: 2

Edited By: Michael Wink

358 pages, Figs, tabs

Sheffield Academic Press

Hardback | Dec 1999 | #108729 | ISBN: 1841270075
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About this book

Annual Plant Reviews, Volume 2 A comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of a subject in which our knowledge has advanced considerably over the past decade. Authors from leading laboratories around the world provide new insights into the integration of secondary metabolism into the physiology and ecology of plants. A chapter is included on chemotaxonomy based on molecular systematics.


Contents

Introduction: biochemistry, role and biotechnology of secondary metabolites; Biochemistry and physiology of alkaloids and betalains; Biosynthesis of cyanogenic glycosides, glucosinolates, and nonprotein amino acids; Biosynthesis of phenylpropanoids and related compounds; Bio-chemistry of terpenoids: monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, diterpenes, sterols, cardiac glycosides and steroid saponins; Chemo-taxonomy in relation to molecular phylogeny of plants; References ; Index .

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