Alkaloids - Secrets of Life:: Aklaloid Chemistry, Biological Significance, Applications and Ecological Role

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Elsevier, Mar 22, 2007 - Science - 334 pages
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Alkaloids, represent a group of interesting and complex chemical compounds, produced by the secondary metabolism of living organisms in different biotopes. They are relatively common chemicals in all kingdoms of living organisms in all environments. Two hundred years of scientific research has still not fully explained the connections between alkaloids and life.
Alkaloids-Chemistry, Biological Significance, Applications and Ecological Role provides knowledge on structural typology, biosynthesis and metabolism in relation to recent research work on alkaloids. Considering an organic chemistry approach to alkaloids using biological and ecological explanation. Within the book several questions that persist in this field of research are approached as are some unresearched areas.
The book provides beneficial text for an academic and professional audience and serves as a source of knowledge for anyone who is interested in the fascinating subject of alkaloids. Each chapter features an abstract. Appendices are included, as are a listing of alkaloids, plants containing alkaloids and some basic protocols of alkaloid analysis.

* Presents the ecological role of alkaloids in nature and ecosystems
* Interdisciplinary and reader friendly approach
* Up-to-date knowledge

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Chapter 1 Definition Typology and Occurrence of Alkaloids
Chapter 2 Alkaloid Chemistry
Chapter 3 Biological Significance of Alkaloids
Chapter 4 Applications
Chapter 5 The Ecological Role of Alkaloids
Appendix Alkaloid Extraction Protocol

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Page 253 - Keller, U. (1999). Evidence for an ergot alkaloid gene cluster in Claviceps puipurea.

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Former (retired 2014) Professor in Applied Botany, University of Eastern Finland, Faculty of Science and Forestry, Department of Biology, Research and Teaching Laboratory of Applied Botany, Joensuu Campus. Internationally known, Chair of Phytochemical Section of the Botanical Society of America. Lifetime scientific title of docent in applied botany. Gold Medal for a Long Service to the Scientic Community.

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