The non-protein amino acids are widely distributed in plants and fungi. Over 400 structures have been reported and many more have not yet been identified. This text brings together previously widely dispersed information about non-protein amino acids into one concise volume. The toxicology of the compounds is reviewed together with the ecological role of non-protein amino acids. Other chapters deal with the distribution and systematic significance of non-protein amino acids.
Methods of analysis; biosynthesis; systematic significance of non-protein amino acids; toxicity to man and domestic animals.; possible ecological roles; structural variation.
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