Annual Plant Reviews, Functions and Biotechnology of Plant Secondary Metabolites (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 26, 2010 - Science - 424 pages
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This important volume commences with an overview of the modes of action of defensive secondary metabolites, followed by detailed surveys of chemical defense in marine ecosystems, the biochemistry of induced defense, plant-microbe interactions and medical applications. A chapter is also included covering biotechnological aspects of producing valuable secondary metabolites in plant cell and organ cultures. This is a comprehensive and fully updated new edition, edited by Professor Michael Wink and including contributions from many internationally acknowledged experts in the field.
  

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Molecular Modes of Action of Defensive Secondary Metabolites
21
3 Chemical Defence in Marine Ecosystems
162
4 PlantMicrobe Interactions and Secondary Metabolites with Antibacterial Antifungal and Antiviral Properties
214
5 New Medical Applications of Plant Secondary Metabolites
348
6 Production of Natural Products by Plant Cell and Organ Cultures
381
Index
399
Colour plate between pages 50 and 51
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Michael Wink is Professor of Pharmaceutical Biology and Director at the Institute of Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology (IPMB), Heidelberg University, Germany

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