Phytochemical Potential of Tropical Plants

Hardcover | June 30, 1993

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Discusses recently identified biologically active chemicals that can be extracted from tropical plants, their potential in agriculture and pharmacology, strategies for locating plants with specific biological properties, their use in medicines and pesticides, their use by other primates, phytochemical databases, and other topics. The 11 articles are from an international symposium in Miami in August 1992. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Discusses recently identified biologically active chemicals that can be extracted from tropical plants, their potential in agriculture and pharmacology, strategies for locating plants with specific biological properties, their use in medicines and pesticides, their use by other primates, phytochemical databases, and other topics. The 1...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:308 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.04 inPublished:June 30, 1993Publisher:Springer US

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ISBN - 10:0306445271

ISBN - 13:9780306445279

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Tropical Plants as Sources of Antiprotozoal Agents; J.D. Phillipson, et al. Chemical Studies and Biological Aspects of Some Mexican Plants Used in Traditional Medicine; R. Mata. Chemical and Biological Extractives of Lauraceae Species in Costa Rican Tropical Forests; O.C. Castro. Zoopharmocognosy; E. Rodriquez, R. Wrangham. Insectisides in Tropical Plants with NonNeurotoxic Modes of Action; J.T. Arnason, et al. Insect Control Agents from Tropical Plants; I. Kubo. Phytochemistry and Biological Activity of Metabolites from Tropical Meliaceae; H. Rembold, I. Puhlmann. Recent Advances in the Acetogenins of Annonaceae; A. Cavé, et al. Phytochemical Diversity in the Order Rutales; P.G. Waterman. Plant Cell Cultures and Synthetic Chemistry; J.P. Kutney. Utility of the Phytochemeco Database; S.M. Beckstrom-Sternberg. Index.