- Print ISBN 9780444501806
- Electronic ISBN 9780080544540
Since the 80s, plant glycosides have been attracting an increasing volume of interest from botanists and phytochemists world-wide for the following reasons:
• They are difficult to isolate and purify
• They have a very important biological function in plant life and remarkable biological activities
• They are a very important resource of natural medicine, health food, cosmetics and food supplements.
The first International Symposium on Plant Glycosides (ISPG), held in Kunming, China was attended by more than 150 scientists from 17 countries. During the four day meeting, 96 reports on plant glycosides, including structure elucidation, ethnobotany, pharmacology, quantitative evaluation, synthesis, pharmacology and biotechnology were presented. 54 of these papers are given in this volume. All these papers review recent research results on plant glycosides.