Annual Plant Reviews, Biochemistry of Plant Secondary Metabolism [NOOK Book]

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This important new edition 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 ...
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Annual Plant Reviews, Biochemistry of Plant Secondary Metabolism

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Overview

This important new edition 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 moecular systematics.

This comprehenive and fully updated new edition, edited by Professor Michael Wink and including contributions from many internationally acknowledged experts in the field, is designed for use by advanced students, researchers and professionals in plant biochemistry, physiology, molecular biology, genetics, agriculture and pharmacy, working in the academic and industrial sectors, including those within the agrochemical and pharmaceutical industries.

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444347913
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/13/2011
  • Series: Annual Plant Reviews , #62
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Volume 40, 2nd Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 6.45 (w) x 9.49 (h) x 1.16 (d)
  • File size: 13 MB
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Meet the Author

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