Alkaloids

Biochemistry, Ecology, and Medicinal Applications

  • Margaret F. Roberts
  • Michael Wink

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction

    1. Margaret F. Roberts, Michael Wink
      Pages 1-7
  3. Historical and Cultural Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Michael Wink
      Pages 11-44
    3. H. D. Neuwinger
      Pages 45-84
  4. Biochemistry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Peter G. Waterman
      Pages 87-107
    3. Margaret F. Roberts
      Pages 109-146
    4. Kazuki Saito, Isamu Murakoshi
      Pages 147-157
    5. Margaret F. Roberts
      Pages 159-197
    6. Richard J. Robins
      Pages 199-218
    7. Michael Wink, Margaret F. Roberts
      Pages 239-262
  5. Ecology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. Michael Wink
      Pages 265-300
    3. Michael Wink
      Pages 301-326
    4. F. R. Stermitz
      Pages 327-336
    5. J. V. Lovett, A. H. C. Hoult
      Pages 337-347
    6. J. C. Braekman, D. Daloze, J. M. Pasteels
      Pages 349-378
    7. Peter Proksch, Rainer Ebel
      Pages 379-394

About this book

Introduction

Not since the late 1970s has a single work presented the biology of this heterogenous group of secondary alkaloids in such depth. Alkaloids, a unique treatise featuring leaders in the field, presents both the historical use of alkaloids and the latest discoveries in
  • the biochemistry of alkaloid production in plants
  • alkaloid ecology, including marine invertebrates, animal and plant parasites, and
  • alkaloids as antimicrobial and current medicinal use
. Highlights include chapters on the chemical ecology of alkaloids in host-predator interactions, and on the compartmentation of alkaloids synthesis, transport, and storage. Extensive cross-referencing in tabular format makes this volume an excellent reference.

Keywords

Allelopathy biochemistry biology cell cell culture chemical ecology chemistry ecology invertebrates metabolism parasites plant plants synthesis taxonomy

Editors and affiliations

  • Margaret F. Roberts
    • 1
  • Michael Wink
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of LondonLondonEngland
  2. 2.University of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-2905-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-3263-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-2905-4
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