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Bioactive Compounds from Plants

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Series: CIBA Foundation Symposium Volume: 154

By: D Battersby

242 pages, Illus,tabs

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Dec 1990 | #8772 | ISBN: 0471926914
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As environmental issues become increasingly urgent, the search for new plant derived compounds, particularly from plants previously unknown to Western scientists is of prime importance. The isolation and characterization of plant products, the identification of their role in the plant and ways of synthesizing the natural compounds are all discussed.


The role of ethnopharmacology in drug development, N.R.Farnsworth; ethnobotany and the identification of therapeutic agents from the rainforest, M.J.Balick; ethnopharmacology and the search for new drugs, P.Cox; some problems in the structural elucidation of fungal metabolites, W.Steglich, et al; naturally occurring cyclohexene epoxides revisited, C.Mahidol; synthesis of antifeedants for insects - novel behaviour - modifying chemicals from plants, S.Ley; chemical synthesis of bioactive polyamines from solanceous plants, A.Thiengchanya, et al; plagiarizing plants - aminosugars as a class of glycosidase inhibitors, G.W.J.Fleet, et al; role of secondary metabolites in chemical defence mechanisms in plants, J.B.Harborne; phytoalexins as part of induced defence reactions in plants - their elicitation, function and metabolism, W.Barz, et al; an economic and technical assessment of the use of plant cell cultures for natural product synthesis on an industrial scale, M.W.Fowler, et al; opportunities for bioactive compounds in transgenic plants, T.C.Hall, et al; gene transfer methods for plants and cell cultures, I.Potrykus; compounds from plants that regulate or participate in disease resistance, J.Kuc.

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