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Biotechnology: Secondary Metabolites

Edited By: K G Ramawat and J M Merillon

Science Publishers

Hardback | Jan 2007 | Edition: 2 | #163425 | ISBN-13: 9781578084289
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This book provides both basic as well as information relating recent advances in the field of plant secondary products. Besides updating chapters of the first edition, this revised edition also incorporates chapters on secondary metabolites of microorganisms (fungi and lichen).


Introduction - research need; secondary plant products in nature; tools and techniques; production of anti-tumour compounds; production of food additives; production of insecticides; production in culture - optimization; production in culture - selection; hormonal autonomy and secondary metabolites; production under stress; production of alkaloids; production of steroids and saponins; mechanisms and control; detoxification of secondary metabolites; bioconversion of secondary metabolites; genetic transformation for production; large-scale production in bioreactors; medicinal plants.

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