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Chemicals from Plants: Perspectives on Plant Secondary Products

Series: Series in Mathematical Biology and Medicine Volume: 4

Edited By: NJ Walton and DE Brown

425 pages, Figs

World Scientific Publishing

Hardback | Jun 1999 | #60192 | ISBN: 9810227736
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NHBS Price: £101.00 $124/€114 approx

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This book is principally concerned with the relatively complex small molecules produced by plants, which are important as drugs, fine chemicals, fragrances, flavours and biologically-active dietary constituents.| In a wide-ranging series of thematic essays, it covers key aspects of their role in plant ecology, their metabolism in the plant, their discovery, characterisation and use and their significance in the diet.

... the compilation covers a wide range of topics, and might make a good graduate-level text, or a nice addition to a personal or faculty library. Plant Science Bulletin, 2001


Classes and functions of secondary products from plants, J.B. Harborne; characterization and control of secondary metabolism, A.J. Paar et al; agricultural production and extraction, S.G. Deans and K.P. Svoboda; modern methods of secondary product separation and analysis, T.A. van Beek; structure elucidation of plant secondary products, G. Massiot et al; plant drug discovery and development, M. Simmonds et al; conservation of plant resources, M. Simmonds and M. Maunder; disease prevention and plant dietary substances, G.R. Williamson et al; manipulation of plant chemical production by genetic engineering, C.R. Martin and A.J. Michael; production of biologically-active proteins in plants, G. Lomonossoff; biotransformations, M.C.R. Franssen et al; biotechnology and plant secondary products - the future, V. De Luca.

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