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Chemical Ecology of Alkaloids

  • Michael Wink

Abstract

In previous chapters the authors considered the distribution of alkaloids within the plant kingdom and how the plants synthesize, transport, and store them. In this chapter I shall concentrate on the question of the role and function of alkaloids, to what purpose they are produced.

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Alkaloid Content Chemical Ecology Pyrrolizidine Alkaloid Defense Compound Quinolizidine Alkaloid 
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  • Michael Wink
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  1. 1.Institute for Pharmaceutical BiologyUniversity of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

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