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Peptides of Poisonous Amanita Mushrooms

  • Theodor Wieland

Part of the Springer Series in Molecular Biology book series (SSMOL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Introduction

    1. Theodor Wieland
      Pages 1-2
  3. Mushrooms Causing Death in Rare Cases

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      Pages 3-7
  4. Deadly Poisonous Amanita Mushrooms and Their Constituents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Theodor Wieland
      Pages 10-12
    3. Theodor Wieland
      Pages 13-14
    4. Theodor Wieland
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    5. Theodor Wieland
      Pages 101-180
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    7. Theodor Wieland
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 213-257

About this book

Introduction

During the past few decades we have witnessed an era of remarkable growth in the field of molecular biology. In 1950 very little was known ofthe chemical constitution of biological systems, the manner in which information was transmitted from one organism to another, or the extent to which the chemical basis of life is unified. The picture today is dramatically different. We have an almost bewildering variety of information detailing many different aspects oflife at the molecular level. These great advances have brought with them some breath-taking insights into the molecular mechanisms used by nature for replicating, distributing and modifying biological information. We have learned a great deal about the chemical and physical nature of the macro­ molecular nucleic acids and proteins, and the manner in which carbohydrates, lipids and smaller molecules work together to provide the molecular setting of living systems. It might be said that these few decades have replaced a near vacuum of informa­ tion with a very large surplus. It is in the context of this flood of information that this series of monographs on molecular biology has been organized. The idea is to bring together in one place, between the covers of one book, a concise assessment of the state of the subject in a well-defined field. This will enable the reader to get a sense of historical perspective­ what is known about the field today - and a description of the frontiers of research where our knowledge is increasing steadily.

Keywords

biology growth lipide molecular biology molecular mechanisms nucleic acid protein proteins research

Authors and affiliations

  • Theodor Wieland
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für Medizinische ForschungHeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-71295-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-71297-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-71295-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-6523
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