Secondary-Metabolite Biosynthesis and Metabolism

  • Richard J. Petroski
  • Susan P. McCormick

Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 44)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Antibiotics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. C. Richard Hutchinson, Heinrich Decker, Pat Guilfoile, Ben Shen, Richard Summers, Evelyn Wendt-Pienkowski et al.
      Pages 3-10
    3. Zhe Li, Fionna M. Martin, Paul B. Reese, Yuko Yoshizawa, John C. Vederas
      Pages 27-39
    4. Kenneth L. Rinehart, William C. Snyder, Andrew L. Staley, Raymond C. M. Lau
      Pages 41-60
    5. Marilyn K. Speedie, James J. Zulty, Bonnie M. Fox, Kimberlee K. Wallace
      Pages 61-76
    6. H. G. Floss, H. Cho, R. Casati, K. A. Reynolds, E. Kennedy, B. S. Moore et al.
      Pages 77-88
    7. David G. I. Kingston
      Pages 105-117
  3. Natural Toxins

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Craig A. Townsend, Sean M. McGuire, Susan W. Brobst, Todd L. Graybill, Kollol Pal, Clifton E. Barry III
      Pages 141-154
  4. Herbicides, Phytoalexins and Microbial Metabolites

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Barbara G. Isaac, Stephen W. Ayer, Richard J. Stonard
      Pages 157-187
    3. Peter Heinstein, Mark Horn, David Davis, Philip S. Low
      Pages 189-195
    4. P. J. Davis, W. Yang, M. Hezari, J. Campos, C. G. Reddy
      Pages 197-207
  5. Isoprenoid Pathway: Biosynthesis and Metabolism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Charles Mihaliak, Jonathan Gershenzon, Rodney Croteau
      Pages 229-238
    3. John P. McCormick, James E. Carrel
      Pages 261-286
    4. Sidney D. Nelson, Robert H. McClanahan, Norbert Knebel, David Thomassen, W. Perry Gordon, Shimako Oishi
      Pages 287-296
    5. Margaret Essenberg, Gordon D. Davis, Margaret Pierce, Hiroki Hamada, Guadelupe Davila-Huerta
      Pages 297-304
    6. Shin Hasegawa, Zareb Herman
      Pages 305-317
    7. Kathleen M. Hanley, Urs Voegeli, Joseph Chappell
      Pages 329-336
    8. Bilal Camara, Philippe Hugueney, Alain d’Harlingue, Joëlle Quennemet, Rudy Schantz, Jacques Henry Weil et al.
      Pages 337-347
  6. Rubber

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 349-349
    2. K. V. Venkatachalam, G. A. Greenblatt, C. R. Benedict
      Pages 351-359
    3. Katrina Cornish, Zhiqang Pan, Ralph A. Backhaus
      Pages 361-366
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 377-383

About this book


This book was developed from the proceedings of the American Chemical Society, Division of Agricultural & Food Chemistry, subdivision of Natural Products Symposium "Biosynthesis and Metabolism of Secondary Natural Products" held in Atlanta, Georgia, April 1991. The objective of the conference was to bring together people from apparently diverse fields, ranging from biotechnology, metabolism, mechanistic organic chemistry, enzymology, fermentation, and biosynthesis, but who share a common interest in either the biosynthesis or the metabolism of natural products. It is our intention to help bridge the gap between the fields of mechanistic bio-organic chemistry and biotechnology. Our thanks go to Dr. Henry Yokoyama, co-organizer of the symposium, the authors who so kindly contributed chapters, the conference participants, and to those who assisted in the peer review process. We also thank the financial supporters of the symposium: ACS/AGFD, NIH General Medical Sciences, and the agricultural, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and chromatography companies. A full list of the supporting corporations and institutions is given on the following page. Pharma-Tech and P.C., Inc. are manufacturers of instrumentation for high-speed countercurrent chromatography. We thank the Agricultural Research Service and the U. S. Department of Agriculture for granting me permission to co-organize the conference and for us to complete the book. Richard J. Petroski Susan P. McCormick USDA, ARS, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research Peoria, IL 61604 June 10, 1992 vii CONTENTS ANTIBIOTICS Polyketide Synthetases: Enzyme Complexes and Multifunctional Proteins Directing the Biosynthesis of Bacterial Metabolites from Fatty Acids. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . . . . . . . . . . .


Fermentation Mammalia biotechnology chemistry chromatography enzymes metabolism microorganism natural product polymer protein tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard J. Petroski
    • 1
  • Susan P. McCormick
    • 1
  1. 1.Agricultural Research ServiceUnited States Department of AgriculturePeoriaUSA

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