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Chemical Constituents of Bryophytes

Bio- and Chemical Diversity, Biological Activity, and Chemosystematics

  • Yoshinori Asakawa
  • Agnieszka Ludwiczuk
  • Fumihiro Nagashima
Book

Part of the Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products book series (POGRCHEM, volume 95)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Yoshinori Asakawa, Agnieszka Ludwiczuk, Fumihiro Nagashima
    Pages 1-16
  3. Yoshinori Asakawa, Agnieszka Ludwiczuk, Fumihiro Nagashima
    Pages 17-19
  4. Yoshinori Asakawa, Agnieszka Ludwiczuk, Fumihiro Nagashima
    Pages 21-24
  5. Yoshinori Asakawa, Agnieszka Ludwiczuk, Fumihiro Nagashima
    Pages 25-561
  6. Yoshinori Asakawa, Agnieszka Ludwiczuk, Fumihiro Nagashima
    Pages 563-605
  7. Yoshinori Asakawa, Agnieszka Ludwiczuk, Fumihiro Nagashima
    Pages 607-617
  8. Yoshinori Asakawa, Agnieszka Ludwiczuk, Fumihiro Nagashima
    Pages 619-638
  9. Yoshinori Asakawa, Agnieszka Ludwiczuk, Fumihiro Nagashima
    Pages 639-704
  10. Yoshinori Asakawa, Agnieszka Ludwiczuk, Fumihiro Nagashima
    Pages 705-726
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 727-796

About this book

Introduction

For some 50 years, Professor Asakawa and his group have focused their research on the chemical constituents of bryophytes and have found that these plants contain large numbers of secondary metabolites, such as terpenoids, acetogenins, and aromatic compounds representative of many new skeletons, which exhibit interesting biological activities. Individual terpenoids, when found as constituents of both a bryophyte and a higher plant, tend to occur in different enantiomeric forms. Professor Asakawa has covered the literature on bryophytes in two earlier volumes of Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products, namely, Volumes 42 (1982) and 65 (1995). Since the publication of the latter volume, a great deal of new information has appeared on bryophytes. One example is that known sex pheromones of algae have been discovered in two liverworts, indicating that some members of the latter taxonomic group might originate from brown algae. From information provided in this volume, it is suggested that two orders of the Marchantiophyta should be combined.

 

Authors and affiliations

  • Yoshinori Asakawa
    • 1
  • Agnieszka Ludwiczuk
    • 2
  • Fumihiro Nagashima
    • 3
  1. 1., Faculty of Pharmaceutical SciencesTokushima Bunri UniversityTokushimaJapan
  2. 2., Department of PharmacognosyMedical University of LublinLublinPoland
  3. 3., Faculty of Pharmaceutical SciencesTokushima Bunri UniversityTokushimaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7091-1084-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Wien 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7091-1083-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-1084-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-7043
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-4309
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