Reference Series in Phytochemistry Transgenesis and Secondary Metabolism Ebook PDF
Reference Series in Phytochemistry Transgenesis and Secondary Metabolism Ebook PDF This reference works series provides a platform for all information on plant metabolites and phytochemicals, their chemistry, properties, applications, and methods.
By the strictest definition, phytochemicals are chemicals derived from plants. How-
ever, the term is often used to describe the large number of secondary metabolic
compounds found in and derived from plants.
Reference Series in Phytochemistry Transgenesis and Secondary Metabolism Ebook PDF These metabolites exhibit a number of nutritional and protective functions for human welfare such as colorants, fragrances
and flavorings, amino acids, pharmaceuticals, hormones, vitamins and agrochemi-
cals. Besides food, fibers, fuel, cloth and shelter, a vast number of wild plants can
hence provide important sources for medicines, especially in developing countries
for their traditional health systems. Natural products have inspired and provided the
foundation to the bulk of FDA-approved compounds and there is tremendous
increase in natural products and natural products derived compounds that have
been registered against many prevailing diseases. Natural product industry has
shown tremendous growth and is expected to continue to do so in the near future.
The present series compiles reference information on various topics and aspects
about phytochemicals, including their potential as natural medicine, their role as
chemo-preventers, in plant defense, their ecological role, their role in plants as well
as for pathogen adaptation, and disease resistance. Volumes in the series also contain
information on methods such as metabolomics, genetic engineering of pathways,
molecular farming, and obtaining metabolites from lower organisms and marine
organisms besides higher plants. The books in the series are hence of relevance in
various fields, from chemistry, biology, biotechnology, to pharmacognosy, pharma-
cology, botany, or medicine. Each volume is edited by leading experts and contains
authoritative contributions by renowned authors.