By Michael Wink
This fresh Annual Plant experiences quantity is the second one variation of the hugely profitable and well-received Annual Plant reports, quantity 2.
This intriguing new quantity offers an up to date survey of the biochemistry and body structure of plant secondary metabolism. the amount commences with an outline of the biochemistry, body structure and serve as of secondary metabolism, by way of special studies of the foremost teams of secondary metabolites: alkaloids and betalains, cyanogenic glucosides, glucosinolates and nonprotein amino acids, phenyl propanoids and similar phenolics, terpenoids, cardiac glycosides and saponins. a last bankruptcy discusses the evolution of secondary metabolism.
This conscientiously compiled re-creation brings jointly chapters from a number of the world's prime specialists in plant secondary metabolism. thoroughly revised and taken correct brand new with a lot new info, this quantity is a vital buy for complex scholars, researchers and execs in biochemistry, body structure, molecular biology, genetics, plant sciences, agriculture, medication, pharmacology and pharmacy, operating within the educational and commercial sectors, together with these operating within the pesticide and pharmaceutical industries. Libraries in all universities and learn institutions the place those topics are studied and taught will desire copies of this wonderful quantity on their cabinets.
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Thrushes) exist that can inactivate atropine by expressing an esterase; for c02 BLBK250-Wink March 4, 2010 14:39 Char Count= Biosynthesis of Alkaloids and Betalains 33 them atropine is less toxic. , 2000). , 2006). 3 Pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) This group of alkaloids is found in a wide range of families, centred around the Asteraceae, Boraginaceae and Fabaceae (Hartmann and Witte, 1995; Hartmann, 2007). PAs are metabolically activated in the liver of herbivores and can then alkylate DNA and proteins, leading to mutations and even cancer.
Annual Plant Reviews, Biochemistry of Plant Secondary Metabolism (Volume 40, 2) (2nd Edition) by Michael Wink