This monograph series is commissioned by the Phytochemical Society of North America (PSNA). The volumes in this series contain articles on developing topics of interest to scientists, students and individuals interested in recent developments in the biochemistry, chemistry and molecular biology of plants. Volume 37 concentrates on the integration of techniques to solve complex phytochemistry problems.

Key Features

This volume describes the combination of multiple techniques to solve complex plant science problems. The chapters investigate What, Why and How secondary metabolites are formed. Volume 37 covers a wide range of phytochemistry topics from Ethnobotany to Molecular ecology.


for scientists interested in the application of plant chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, chemical ecology, genomics and enzymology techniques for the investigation of complex phytochemical problems.

Table of Contents

The enzymatic basis of flavonoid biodiversity. Structural, functional, and evolutionary basis for methylation of plant small molecules. Regulation of anthocyanin pigmentation. Localization of plant myrosinases and glucosinolates. Glucosinolate hydrolysis and its impact on generalist and specialist insect herbivores. A novel myrosinase-glucosinolate defense system in cruciferous specialist aphids. Multiple levels of control in the regulation of alkaloid biosynthesis. Biochemistry and molecular biology of indole alkaloid biosynthesis: the implication of recent discoveries. Chemical ecology of alkaloids exemplified with the pyrrolizidines. The chemical wizardry of isoprenoid metabolism in plants. The sabath family of MTS In arabidopsis thaliana and other plant species. Xochipilli updated, terpenes from mexican plants.


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