The Geography of Phytochemical Races by Bruce A. BohmThe Geography of Phytochemical Races by Bruce A. Bohm

The Geography of Phytochemical Races

byBruce A. Bohm

Paperback | October 19, 2010

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This is the first book containing an overall survey of natural product distribution pattern variation. Presented in this book is an overview of geographic patterns in the distribution of plant secondary metabolites in natural populations.Following an introduction that includes definitions of phytochemical and biogeographic ideas, information is presented in five loosely defined categories: (1) trans-oceanic disjunctions; (2) examples within continents; (3) after the ice; (4) oceanic islands; and (5) polar disjunctions. Typical examples include variation in antiherbivore or antifungal properties of plant chemicals; or subtle changes in floral pigmentation and patterning that could affect pollinator behavior. Many systems of this sort have provided challenges for chemical-ecological research, and many of the examples compiled in this book would likely do the same.
Title:The Geography of Phytochemical RacesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pagesPublished:October 19, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048180570

ISBN - 13:9789048180578

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Table of Contents

Abstract.- Zusammenfassung.-1.Introduction.-2.Examples within Continents:2.1. Africa (including Madagascar).- 2.2.Australia and New Zealand.- 2.3.Europe.- 2.4.The Mediterranean Basin.-2.5.Asia.-2.6South America.-2.7.North and Central America.-3. After the Ice:3.1.North America.-3.2. North American Conifers.-3.3.Europe.-3.4.South America.-4. Intercontinental Disjunctions:4.1Across the Atlantic Ocean.-4.2.Across the Indian Ocean (primarily).-4.3.North Pacific-4.4.South Pacific.-4.5.Western Pacific:Asia, Japan, and the Philippines.-5.Wide Disjunctions:5.1.Vascular Plants.-5.2..Nonvascular Plants.-6.Oceanic Islands:6.1.Galapagos Islands.-6.2.Hawaiian Islands.-6.3.Southern Pacific.-6.4. Juan Fernandez Islands.-6.5.Lord Howe Island.-6.6.Ullung Island, Korea.- 6.7.Tristan da Cunha and the Falklands.-6.8.Kerguelen Islands.-6.8.Macaronesia.-7. Polar Disjunctions:8.Conclusions:Bibliography