Phytochemicals - Biosynthesis, Function and Application: Volume 44 by Reinhard JetterPhytochemicals - Biosynthesis, Function and Application: Volume 44 by Reinhard Jetter

Phytochemicals - Biosynthesis, Function and Application: Volume 44

byReinhard Jetter

Hardcover | March 26, 2014

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The 44th volume of RAP contains articles based on work presented at the 51st annual meeting of the Phytochemical Society of North America. They were selected to showcase exciting examples of current research in plant chemistry, to highlight the diversity in this field spanning analytical chemistry, ethnobotany, biosynthesis, bioactivity, chemical ecology and biotechnology. Specifically, the perspectives paper by Zerbe and Bohlmann summarizes recent findings on the genes and enzymes involved in conifer resin biosynthesis, while papers by Timoshenko et al. and Guerrero-Analco et al. highlight progress on toxic lectins and bioactive phytochemicals from Canadian forest plants used by Aboriginals, respectively. Next the contribution by Glover and Murch compares methods used to analyze dementia agents in foodstuffs of Pacific Islands. Two papers by Lisko et al and Berhow et al. both summarize recent findings on the engineering of vitamin C contents of plants and of phytochemicals in the emerging oil crop Camelina. Finally, Cook et al discuss the biosynthesis in plant endophytes of alkaloids which have implications for cattle feeding. Overall, these seven Perspectives and Communications give a very good picture of the state of plant (bio) chemistry research in North America, which is also indicative of the state of the field worldwide.
Dr. Reinhard Jetter is a Professor (Departments of Botany and Chemistry) at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Jetter is Canadian Research Chair in Plants Natural Products Chemistry.
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Title:Phytochemicals - Biosynthesis, Function and Application: Volume 44Format:HardcoverDimensions:177 pagesPublished:March 26, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319040448

ISBN - 13:9783319040448

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Soybean Seed Isoflavonoids: Biosynthesis and Regulation - Mehran Dastmalchi and Sangeeta Dhaubhadel.- Chapter 2: Biosynthesis of Natural Products in Plants by Fungal Endophytes with an Emphasis on Swainsonine - Daniel Cook, Dale R. Gardner, James A. Pfister and Daniel Grum.- Chapter 3: Lectins from Medicinal Plants: Bioeffectors with Diverse Activities - Alexander V. Timoshenko, Irina V. Gorudko and Hans-Joachim Gabius.- Chapter 4: Bioactive Phytochemicals from Canadian Boreal Forest Species Used Traditionally by Eastern James Bay Cree Aboriginals to Treat Diabetes Mellitus - Jose A Guerrero-Analco, Asim Muhammad, Ammar Saleem, Louis C. Martineau, Lina Musallam, Hoda M. Eid,  Nan Shang, Paleah Black, Alain Currier, Pierre S. Haddad and John T Arnason.- Chapter 5: Bioproducts, Biofuels and Perfumes: Conifer Terpene Synthases and their Potential for Metabolic Engineering - Philipp Zerbe and Jörg Bohlmann.- Chapter 6: Engineering Elevated Vitamin C in Plants to Improve their Nutritional Content, Growth and Tolerance to Abiotic Stress - Katherine A Lisko, Siddique I Aboobucker, Raquel Torres and Argelia Lorence.- Chapter 7: Evaluating the Phytochemical Potential of Camelina - an Emerging New Crop of Old World Origin - Mark A. Berhow, Steven F. Vaughn, Bryan Moser, Deniz Belenli and Umit Polat.- Chapter 8: Analysis of ?-Methylamino-Alanine in Environmental and Food Samples - W. Broc Glover and Susan J. Murch.

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"For the scientist or professional with an interestin plants and their phytochemicals, this is a highly interesting read andresource. . it brings together information on the environmental side ofphytochemistry with the biosynthesis and finally the application-a rarecombination of information." (Kerry Hughes, UK Journal of Pharmaceutical andBiosciences, Vol. 4 (1), 2016)