Alkaloid biology and metabolism in plants
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Published by Plenum Press in New York .
Written in English


  • Alkaloids.,
  • Botanical chemistry.,
  • Plants -- Metabolism.,
  • Alkaloids -- Metabolism.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementGeorge R. Waller and Edmund K. Nowacki.
ContributionsNowacki, Edmund K., 1930- joint author.
LC ClassificationsQK898.A4 W34
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 294 p. :
Number of Pages294
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4896813M
ISBN 100306309815
LC Control Number76030903

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Get this from a library! Alkaloid Biology and Metabolism in Plants. [George R Waller; Edmund K Nowacki] -- * This book is designed for the use of the advanced student and professional worker interested in the international scientific community, particularly those in . ALKALOID BIOSYNTHESIS IN PLANTS 31 cell biology, molecular regulation, and metabolic engineering of plant alkaloid pathways are discussed. BIOCHEMISTRY AND CELL BIOLOGY OF ALKALOID PATHWAYS Terpenoid Indole Alkaloids Terpenoid indole alkaloids (TIAs) comprise a family of» compounds that. Alkaloids may also protect some plants from destruction by certain insect species. The chemical structures of alkaloids are extremely variable. Generally, an alkaloid contains at least one nitrogen atom in an amine-type structure—i.e., one derived from ammonia by replacing hydrogen atoms with hydrogen-carbon groups called hydrocarbons. Abstract. The proposed roles of alkaloids in plant metabolism, plant catabolism, or plant physiology are (1) end products of metabolism or waste products, (2) storage reservoirs of nitrogen, (3) protective agents for the plant against attack by predators, (4) growth regulators (since structures of some of them resemble structures of known growth regulators), or (5) substitutes for minerals in.