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Author Maffei, Massimo, author

Title Plant bioactive molecules / by Massino Maffei
Published Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, [2018]


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 432 pages) : illustrations
Contents Intro; Table of Contents; Preface; UNIT I: Biodiversity and the Sites of Synthesis, Functional roles, Phytochemistry and Chemotaxonomy of Bioactive Plant Molecules; Chapter One; 1.1. Biodiversity; 1.1.1. Distribution of Biodiversity; 1.1.2. Actions to Sustain Biodiversity; 1.2. Sustainability; 1.2.1. Mineral Nutrition and Soil; 1.2.2. Pests and Pathogens; 1.2.3. Biotechnology and Sustainability; 1.2.4. Extraction of Phytochemicals; 1.2.5. Toward what future?; 1.3. Quantifying Biodiversity; 1.4. Classification and Characterization of Natural Compounds; 1.4.1. Taxonomy; 1.4.2. Evolution
1.4.3. Character1.4.4. Data Analysis; Suggested Reading; Chapter Two; 2.1. Secretion; 2.2. Glandular Trichomes; 2.2.1. Glandular Trichomes of the Lamiaceae Family; 2.2.2. Glandular Trichomes of the Asteraceae Family; 2.2.3. Glandular Trichomes of the Geraniaceae F; 2.2.4. Glandular Trichomes of the Moraceae Family; 2.2.5. Glandular Trichomes of the Cannabaceae Family; 2.2.6. Glandular Trichomes of the Solanaceae Family; 2.3. Secretory Cavities and Resin Ducts; 2.4. Lysigenous Cavities; 2.5. Oil-bearing Cells and Secretory Cells associated with Bacteria; 2.6. Laticifers; Suggested Reading
Chapter Three3.1. Primary and Secondary Metabolites; 3.2. Phenotypic Plasticity; 3.2. Chemical Defence from Biotic Stress; 3.2.1. Chemical Defence in Prehistory; 3.2.2. Chemical Ecology; 3.2.3. Coevolution; 3.2.4. Constitutive Chemical Defence; 3.2.5. Induced Chemical Defence; 3.2.6. Theories on Defence from Herbivores; 3.2.7. Allelopathy; 3.2.8. Chemical Defence from Microorganisms; 3.3. Chemical Defence from Abiotic Stress; 3.3.1. Plant Defence from Ultraviolet Radiation; 3.3.2. Plant Volatiles and Responseto Extreme Climatic Conditions; Suggested Reading; Chapter Four
4.1. Dietary and Food Supplements4.1.1. Functional Foods; 4.2. Plant Bioactive Molecules and the Treatment of Diseases; 4.2.1. Interaction between Bioactive Plant Molecules and Drugs; 4.2.2. Herbal Regulatory; 4.2.3. Ethnofarmacognosy; 4.3. Mode and Action of Plant Bioactive Molecules; 4.3.1. Effect on Cell Division; 4.3.2. Effect of Plant Bioactive Molecules on Cell Membranes, Channels and Receptors; 4.3.3. Immunomodulatory Effect of Plant Bioactive Molecules; 4.3.4. Toxic Effect of Plant Bioactive Molecules; 4.3.5. Plant Bioactive Molecules against Uropatogenic Escherichia Coli
4.3.6. Plant Bioactive Molecules for Brain and Mental DisordersSuggested Reading; Chapter Five; 5.1. Overview on Chemotaxonomy; 5.2. Chemotaxonomy of Phenolic Compounds; 5.2.1. Asteraceae; 5.2.2. Lamiaceae; 5.2.3. Leguminosae; 5.2.4. Other Plant Families; 5.3. Chemotaxonomy of Terpenoids; 5.3.1 Monoterpenes; 5.3.2. Sesquiterpenes; 5.3.3. Diterpenes; 5.3.4. Triterpenes; 5.3.5. Tetraterpenes; 5.4. Chemotaxonomy of Secondary Products Containing Nitrogen; 5.4.1. Alkaloids; 5.4.2. Glucosinolates; 5.4.3. Cyanogenic Glycosides; 5.4.4 Non-protein Amino Acids
Summary Plants have always been a source of nourishment and healing for living things. Their dual task of producing nutrients and medicines has played a key role in the evolution of herbivore and omnivore organisms. The so-called secondary metabolites are molecules with well-defined functional roles. These compounds are produced to defend plants from abiotic and biotic stresses. The complexity of the molecular structures produced by plants is only equal to their versatility and chemical diversity, while the harmonic intertwining of biosynthetic and metabolic pathways offers a perfect picture of the ad
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Subject Plant bioactive compounds.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Biochemistry.
Plant bioactive compounds.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781527526372