Annual Plant Reviews
Volume 40: Biochemistry of Plant Secondary Metabolism
Annual Plant Reviews (Volume 40)
2. Edition May 2010
2010. 464 Pages, Hardcover
ISBN 978-1-4051-8397-0 - John Wiley & Sons
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This important new edition of an extremely popular and successful Annual Plant Review volume 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.
From the 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.