Brassinosteroids: A New Class of Plant Hormones by V. A. KhripachBrassinosteroids: A New Class of Plant Hormones by V. A. Khripach

Brassinosteroids: A New Class of Plant Hormones

byV. A. Khripach, V. N. Zhabinskii, A. E. De Groot

Hardcover | September 30, 1998

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Plants possess the ability to biosynthesize a large variety of steroids, but it was not until 1979 that a hormonal function was demonstrated in plants. Today, about 40 structurally and functionally related steroids, known as brassinosteroids, have been isolated from natural sources. Brassinosteroids demonstrate various kinds of regulatory activities in the growth and development of plants. This book is based on a 1990 Russian monograph, but includes all important subsequent literature and developments, including unpublished data from the authors' laboratories.

BRASSINOSTEROIDS: A New Class of Plant Hormonescovers:

  • Structures and classification
  • Isolation and spectroscopic determination
  • Biosynthesis and metabolism
  • Natural product synthesis
  • Physiological mode of action
  • Structure-activity relationships
  • Practical applications in agriculture
Title:Brassinosteroids: A New Class of Plant HormonesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:456 pages, 9.21 × 6.13 × 0.98 inPublished:September 30, 1998Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0124063608

ISBN - 13:9780124063600

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Table of Contents

Brassionsteroids (BS) in Nature
Isolation and Identification
Spectral Properties. Biosynthesis and Metabolism
Basic Synthetic Methods and Formal Synthesis
Synthesis of Natural BS
Synthesis of BS Analogs
Physiological Mode of Action of BS
Bioassays and Structure-Activity Relationship of BS
Practical Applications and Toxicology

Editorial Reviews

"...In view of the huge compilation of literature, large part being otherwise unaccessible, and of the relatively good quality of text and illustrations, I do warmly recommend this book to everyone engaged in phytohormone research."