Plant Secondary Metabolites: Occurrence, Structure and Role in the Human Diet

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Alan Crozier, Mike N. Clifford, Hiroshi Ashihara
Wiley, Dec 4, 2006 - Technology & Engineering - 384 pages
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Plant Secondary Metabolites: Occurrence, Structure and Role in the Human Diet covers the main groups of natural products from a chemical and biosynthetic perspective with illustrations of how genetic engineering can be applied to manipulate levels of secondary metabolites of economic value as well as those of potential importance in diet and health. These descriptive chapters are augmented by chapters showing where these products are found in the diet, how they are metabolized and reviewing the evidence for their beneficial bioactivity.

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About the author (2006)

Alan Crozier is Professor of Plant Biochemistry and Human Nutrition in the Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow, UK, Mike Clifford is Professor of Food Safety in the School of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences at the University of Surrey, UK, and Hiroshi Ashihara is Professor of Plant Biochemistry in the Department of Biology at Ochanomizu University, Tokyo, Japan.

Contributors to the book:

Dr Michael H Beale
Dr Kirsten Brandt
Dr Lars P Christensen
Dr Jennifer L Donovan
Professor Peter J Facchini
Dr Richard M Faulks
Professor Glenn R Gibson
Dr Andrew J Humphrey
Dr Indu B Jaganath
Dr Paul A Kroon
Dr David K Liscombe
Dr Claudine Manach
Dr Serena Marks
Professor Richard Mithen
Dr Michael Saltmarsh
Dr Kieran M Tuohy
Dr Takao Yokota
Dr Katherine G Zulak

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