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Functions of Plant Secondary Metabolites and their Exploitation in Biotechnology

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Series: Annual Plant Reviews Volume: 3

Edited By: Michael Wink

362 pages, Figs, tabs

Sheffield Academic Press

Hardback | Dec 1999 | #108730 | ISBN: 1841270083
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About this book

Annual Plant Reviews, Volume 3 The structure of this volume is slanted towards plant protection, with authors offering new insights into the functions of plant secondary metabolites as defence and signal compounds. The exploitation of plant secondary metabolites in medicine as therapeutic agents and in agriculture as biorational pesticides is considered.

Provides an excellent follow-on from Volume 2.... Should have a wider appeal through its emphasis on ecology, pharmaceutical and agrochemical applications along with broader commercial and environmental aspects - Biochemical Systematics and Ecology


Contents

Introduction: biochemistry, role and biotechnology of secondary metabolites; Modes of action of defensive secondary meta-bolites; Chemical defence in marine ecosystems; The jasmonate cascade and the complexity of induced defence against herbivore attack; Plant-microbe interactions and secondary metabolites with antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties; New medical applications of plant secondary metabolites; Production of secondary metabolites in cell and differentiated organ cultures; References; Index.

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