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Biodiversity and Natural Product Diversity - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080437071, 9780080527918

Biodiversity and Natural Product Diversity, Volume 21

1st Edition

Author: F Pietra
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080437071
eBook ISBN: 9780080527918
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 15th May 2002
Page Count: 366
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Table of Contents

    <li>Dedication</li> <li>Preface</li> <li>Definitions of abbreviations for the charts and tables</li> <li>Part I: The concept of biodiversity<ul><li>Chapter 1: Defining biodiversity<ul><li>1.1 Biodiversity at species level</li><li>1.2 Biodiversity at higher taxonomic levels</li><li>1.3 Biodiversity at genetic level</li><li>1.4 Biodiversity at ecosystem level</li></ul></li><li>Chapter 2: The course of biodiversity</li></ul></li> <li>Part II: The relationship between biodiversity and natural product diversity<ul><li>Chapter 3: Taxonomy, phylogeny, and natural products</li><li>Chapter 4: The problem of unculturable species</li><li>Chapter 5: Natural product diversity: at which rank?<ul><li>5.1 The molecular rank</li><li>5.2 The taxonomic and ecological rank</li></ul></li></ul></li> <li>Part III: Natural product diversity at ecosystem level<ul><li>Chapter 6: Terrestrial and freshwater biomes<ul><li>6.1 Tropical rain forest, grassland and savanna, scrub and deciduous forest</li><li>6.2 Temperate grassland, deciduous forest, and chaparral</li><li>6.3 The.taiga and the tundra</li></ul></li><li>Chapter 7: The oceans<ul><li>7.1 Zonation of the seas and oceans</li><li>7.2 Indo-Pacific</li><li>7.3 Caribbean</li><li>7.4 Panamanian</li><li>7.5 Mediterranean</li><li>7.6 North Pacific</li><li>7.7 South Pacific</li><li>7.8 North Atlantic</li><li>7.9 South Atlantic</li><li>7.10 Zealandic</li><li>7.11 Arctic</li><li>7.12 Antarctic</li><li>7.13 Internal seas</li></ul></li><li>Chapter 8: The widespread distribution of natural products<ul><li>8.1 The widespread distribution of natural products on land</li><li>8.2 The widespread distribution of natural products in the oceans</li><li>8.3 Found both on land and in the sea</li></ul></li><li>Chapter 9: Terrestrial vs marine natural product diversity</li><li>Chapter 10: Life under extreme conditions</li><li>Chapter 11: Graphic analysis of the skeletal diversity and complexity of natural products</li></ul></li> <li>Part IV: Natural product diversity at functional level<ul><li>Chapter 12: Signaling, defensive, and environmentally relevant metabolites<ul><li>12.1 Recruiting, alarming, and growth stimulating agents</li><li>12.2 Antifeedant and antimicrobial agents</li><li>12.3 Toxins and environmentally noxious metabolites</li><li>12.4 Messengers of biodiversity</li><li>12.5 Mediators of signals</li></ul></li><li>Chapter 13: Exploiting natural product diversity<ul><li>13.1 Food, food additives, and food processing from land and the oceans</li><li>13.2 Commercial natural drugs and folk medicines</li><li>13.3 Naturalproducts, derivatives, and extractsin development as drugs</li><li>13.4 Fragrances and cosmetics</li><li>13.5 Technological compounds and laboratory tools</li><li>13.6 Drugs of abuse</li></ul></li></ul></li> <li>Part V: Biotechnology and chemical synthesis of natural product<ul><li>Chapter 14: The role of biotechnology<ul><li>14.1 Biotechnology and natural products</li><li>14.2 Biocatalysis</li></ul></li><li>Chapter 15: The role of chemical synthesis</li></ul></li> <li>Part VI: Threatening and management of natural product diversity<ul><li>Chapter 16: Threatening natural product diversity<ul><li>16.1 Fossil molecules and past natural product diversity</li><li>16.2 Endangered natural products</li><li>16.3 Our biased view?</li></ul></li><li>Chapter 17: Management of natural product diversity<ul><li>17.1 Preserving natural product diversity through the management of living species</li><li>17.2 Preserving natural product diversity through collections and gene banks</li></ul></li></ul></li> <li>References</li> <li>Index</li>


This, the most recent contribution to the Tetrahedron Organic Chemistry series, provides an integrated evaluation of the diversity of natural products in relation to biodiversity. The ongoing exploitation of biological resources, while maintaining an effective equilibrium on Earth, depends much on the conservation of biodiversity. To this end, parts one and two focus on biodiversity from all viewpoints, while explaining the link with natural products. The third section concentrates on the molecular-shape level, as a link to ecosystem and biodiversity, while the fourth section tackles actual functionalization, as a link to biodiversity at species level. Part five addresses the diversification of these resources from biotechnology and chemical technology, while the final part is concerned with maintaining natural product diversity on Earth.


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Università di Trento Trento Italy