Progress in Phytochemistry

Progress in Phytochemistry

Volume 4

1st Edition - January 1, 1977

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  • Editors: L. Reinhold, J. B. Harborne, T Swain
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483144429

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Progress in Phytochemistry, Volume 4 deals with developments in phytochemistry and covers topics ranging from the pathway of nitrogen assimilation in plants to the biochemistry of plant amines and functions of steroids in plants. The naturally occurring cyanogenic glycosides are also considered, along with transfer RNA and aminoacyl-transfer RNA synthetases from higher plants. This volume is comprised of eight chapters and begins with a discussion on the pathway of nitrogen assimilation in plants and the enzymes involved in the process, with particular reference to glutamate synthase. The reader is then introduced to advances in the biochemistry of plant amines; the naturally occurring cyanogenic glycosides; phenylalanine ammonia lyase; and natural products such as flavonoid sulfates and sesterterpenes. The final chapter focuses on steroid functions in plants, giving emphasis to sterols, steroidal sapogenins and alkaloids, pregnane derivatives, cardiac glycosides, and sex hormones. This book will be of interest to phytochemists as well as non-specialists who want to obtain a clear picture of the problems involved in phytochemistry.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword

    The Pathway of Nitrogen Assimilation in Plants

    Recent Advances in the Biochemistry of Plant Amines

    The Naturally Occurring Cyanogenic Glycosides

    tRNA and Aminoacyl-tRNA Synthetases from Higher Plants

    Phenylalanine Ammonia Lyase

    Flavonoid Sulphates—A New Class of Natural Product of Ecological Significance in Plants

    The Sesterterpenes—A Rare Group of Natural Products

    Functions of Steroids in Plants

    Index of Species and Genera

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 300
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1977
  • Published: January 1, 1977
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483144429

About the Editors

L. Reinhold

J. B. Harborne

T Swain

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