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Biochemistry of Plant Secondary Metabolism

Series: Annual Plant Reviews Volume: 40

Edited By: Michael Wink

445 pages, Col & b/w figs, tabs

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | May 2010 | Edition: 2 | #184129 | ISBN-13: 9781405183970
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This new edition of Volume 2 of this series commences with an overview of the biochemistry, physiology, functions and utilisation of plant secondary metabolites, followed by detailed surveys of alkaloids and betalains, cyanogenic glycosides, glucosinolates and non-protein amino acids, phenyl propanoids and related compounds, and terpenoids (monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, sterols, cardiac glycosides and steroid saponins).

A chapter is also included covering the importance of secondary metabolites in taxonomy, as viewed from the perspective of molecular systematics.

For students, researchers, and professionals in plant biochemistry, Wink (pharmaceutical biology, Heidelberg U., Germany) presents a survey of the biochemistry and physiology of plant secondary metabolism. (SciTech Book News, December 2010)


Introduction: biochemistry, role and biotechnology of secondary metabolites.Biochemistry and physiology of alkaloids and betalains.Biosynthesis of cyanogenic glycosides, glucosinolates, and nonprotein amino acids.Biosynthesis of phenylpropanoids and related compounds.Bio-chemistry of terpenoids: monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, diterpenes, sterols, cardiac glycosides and steroid saponins.Chemo-taxonomy in relation to molecular phylogeny of plants.References.Index

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Professor Michael Wink is based at the Institute for Pharmacy and Molecular Biology at the University of Heidelburg, Germany

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