Annual Plant Reviews Volume 40: Biochemistry of Plant Secondary Metabolism, Second Edition9781405183970, 9781444320503

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Description:This brand new Annual Plant Reviews volume is the second edition of the highly successful and well-received Annual Plant Reviews, Volume 2. This exciting new volume provides an up-to-date survey of the biochemistry and physiology of plant secondary metabolism. The volume commences with an overview of the biochemistry, physiology and function of secondary metabolism, followed by detailed reviews of the major groups of secondary metabolites: alkaloids and betalains, cyanogenic glucosides, glucosinolates and nonprotein amino acids, phenyl propanoids and related phenolics, terpenoids, cardiac glycosides and saponins. A final chapter discusses the evolution of secondary metabolism. This carefully compiled new edition brings together chapters from some of the world's leading experts in plant secondary metabolism. Completely revised and brought right up to date with much new information, this volume is an essential purchase for advanced students, researchers and professionals in biochemistry, physiology, molecular biology, genetics, plant sciences, agriculture, medicine, pharmacology and pharmacy, working in the academic and industrial sectors, including those working in the pesticide and pharmaceutical industries. Libraries in all universities and research establishments where these subjects are studied and taught will need copies of this excellent volume on their shelves. A companion volume Annual Plant Reviews Volume 39, Functions and Biotechnology of Plant Secondary Metabolites, Second Edition, Edited by M. Wink, is also available.Content: Chapter 1 Introduction: Biochemistry, Physiology and Ecological Functions of Secondary Metabolites (pages 119): Michael WinkChapter 2 Biosynthesis of Alkaloids and Betalains (pages 2091): Margaret F. Roberts, Dieter Strack and Michael WinkChapter 3 Biosynthesis of Cyanogenic Glycosides, Glucosinolates and Non?Protein Amino Acids (pages 92181): Dirk SelmarChapter 4 Biosynthesis of Phenylpropanoids and Related Compounds (pages 182257): Maike Petersen, Joachim Hans and Ulrich MaternChapter 5 Biochemistry of Terpenoids: Monoterpenes, Sesquiterpenes and Diterpenes (pages 258303): Mohamed Ashour, Michael Wink and Jonathan GershenzonChapter 6 Biochemistry of Sterols, Cardiac Glycosides, Brassinosteroids, Phytoecdysteroids and Steroid saponins (pages 304363): Wolfgang Kreis and Frieder Muller?UriChapter 7 Chemotaxonomy Seen from a Phylogenetic Perspective and Evolution of Secondary Metabolism (pages 364433): Michael Wink, Flavia Botschen, Christina Gosmann, Holger Schafer and Peter G. Waterman
Categories: Biology Biochemistry
Year :2010
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
Language : English
N° Of Pages : 477
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