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Phytochemical Potential of Tropical Plants

Part of the book series: Recent Advances in Phytochemistry (RAPT, volume 27)

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii
  2. Tropical Plants as Sources of Antiprotozoal Agents

    • J. David Phillipson, Colin W. Wright, Geoffrey C. Kirby, David C. Warhurst
    Pages 1-40
  3. Zoopharmacognosy: The Use of Medicinal Plants by Animals

    • Eloy Rodriguez, Richard Wrangham
    Pages 89-105
  4. Insecticides in Tropical Plants with Non-Neurotoxic Modes of Action

    • J. T. Arnason, S. MacKinnon, A. Durst, B. J. R. Philogène, C. Hasbun, P. Sanchez et al.
    Pages 107-131
  5. Recent Advances in the Acetogenins of Annonaceae

    • André Cavé, Diego Cortes, Bruno Figadère, Reynald Hocquemiller, Olivier Laprévote, Alain Laurens et al.
    Pages 167-202
  6. Phytochemical Diversity in the Order Rutales

    • Peter G. Waterman
    Pages 203-233
  7. Utility of the Phytochemeco Database

    • Stephen M. Beckstrom-Sternberg
    Pages 267-286
  8. Back Matter

    Pages 287-299

About this book

Throughout the tropics, vast areas of rainforest and other biologically diverse lands are being cleared for agricultural or related uses. Rainforests, the most dramatic example of tropical habitat destrucLion, are estimated to be disappearing at the rate of up to 20.4 million hectares per year world-wide (based on FAO estimates; see World Resources 1990-1991, Oxford University Press)­ more than 2% of the total area covered by tropical rainforests per year. Destruction of these complex habitats results in the irreversible loss of both plant and animal diversity, and dramatically illustraLes the need to investigate these threatened species for potentially useful constituents-especially the identification and characterization of novel biologically-active phytochemicals with pharmacologiical and/or pesticidal properties. This volume is based on papers presented by invited speakers at an international symposium entitled "Phytochemical POlential of Tropical Plants: held in conjunction with the second joint meeting of the Phytochemical nd Societies of Europe and North America, as well as the 32 annual meeting of the latter society. The meeting was held at the Deauville Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida, USA from August 8-12,1992. One hundred and twenty-five participants from more than 20 countries attended this meeting.

Keywords

  • Rutales
  • agriculture
  • cell culture
  • plant
  • plants

Editors and Affiliations

  • Florida International University, Miami, USA

    Kelsey R. Downum

  • Fairchild Tropical Garden, Miami, USA

    Kelsey R. Downum

  • University of South Florida, Tampa, USA

    John T. Romeo

  • Reed College, Portland, USA

    Helen A. Stafford

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Phytochemical Potential of Tropical Plants

  • Editors: Kelsey R. Downum, John T. Romeo, Helen A. Stafford

  • Series Title: Recent Advances in Phytochemistry

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-1783-6

  • Publisher: Springer New York, NY

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media New York 1993

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-306-44527-9

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4899-1785-0

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4899-1783-6

  • Series ISSN: 0079-9920

  • Series E-ISSN: 2211-9094

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VIII, 300

  • Topics: Biochemistry, Plant Science

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Softcover Book USD 159.99
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