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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
Biochemistry of Plant Secondary Metabolism
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  • Biochemistry of Plant Secondary Metabolism ISBN: 9781405183970 Edition: 2 Hardback May 2010 Usually dispatched within 4 days
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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.

Contents

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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Biography

Professor Michael Wink is based at the Institute for Pharmacy and Molecular Biology at the University of Heidelburg, Germany
Series: Annual Plant Reviews Volume: 40
Edited By: Michael Wink
445 pages, Col & b/w figs, tabs
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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)
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