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Flavonoids of the Sunflower Family (Asteraceae) - Bruce A. Bohm

Flavonoids of the Sunflower Family (Asteraceae)

Paperback Published: April 2001
ISBN: 9783211834794
Number Of Pages: 840

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Flavonoids are secondary plant products that have previously been shown to be helpful in determining relationships among plant groups. This work presents comprehensively the occurrence, patterns of variation, and systematic and evolutionary importance of flavonoids in the sunflower family (Asteraceae), the largest family of flowering plants (23,000 species). It gathers together the more than 2500 reports of flavonoids in Asteraceae published between 1950 to the present and interprets these data in context of new taxonomic (especially generic) alignments. The authors discuss flavonoid patterns with reference to modern phylogenetic studies based on morphology and DNA data. This book provides, therefore, the most exhaustive synthesis and evaluation of the systematic and evolutionary import of flavonoids ever accomplished for any large family of angiosperms.

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"This book is unique in providing the first comprehensive compilation of available flavanoid data for a large plant family, in this case the Asteraceae ... it will provide an invaluable source of references to the enormous number of flavanoid constituents discovered in the family during the chemosystematic investigations carried out over the last ca. 40 years ..." Phytochemistry 58 (2001)

Introduction to the Sunflower Familyp. 1
Biology and Distributionp. 3
Classification, Phylogeny and Biogeographyp. 18
Introduction to the Flavonoidsp. 47
The Use of Flavonoids as Taxonomic Markersp. 49
Structural Variation of the Flavonoids of Asteraceaep. 64
Biosynthesis of Flavonoidsp. 123
Biological Functions of Flavonoidsp. 135
Flavonoid Datap. 145
Flavonoids of Anthemideaep. 147
Flavonoids of Astereaep. 183
Flavonoids of Calenduleae and Cardueaep. 212
Flavonoids of Eupatorieaep. 231
Flavonoids of Heliantheae s.lp. 252
Flavonoids of Inuleae s.lp. 304
Flavonoids of Lactuceaep. 328
Flavonoids of Mutisieae and Barnadesioideaep. 340
Flavonoids of Senecioneaep. 347
Flavonoids of Tageteaep. 354
Flavonoids of Vernonieae and Liabeaep. 360
Efficacy of Flavonoids at Different Taxonomic Levelsp. 369
Flavonoids at the Subfamilial Levelp. 371
Flavonoids at the Tribal Levelp. 381
Flavonoids at the Subtribal Levelp. 400
Flavonoids at the Generic Levelp. 442
Flavonoids at the Specific Levelp. 470
Flavonoids at Infraspecific Levelsp. 511
Flavonoids as Indicators of the Evolutionary Processp. 543
Flavonoids and Populational Variationp. 545
Flavonoids and Hybridization and Introgressionp. 565
Flavonoids and Phylogenyp. 583
Flavonoid Relationships with other Familiesp. 585
Evolution of the Flavonoid System in Asteraceaep. 590
Addendump. 593
Referencesp. 599
Common Names of Flavonoids Used in This Book and Their Equivalentsp. 736
Chemical Indexp. 743
Subject Indexp. 783
Taxon Indexp. 799
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ISBN: 9783211834794
ISBN-10: 3211834796
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 840
Published: April 2001
Country of Publication: AT
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 4.45
Weight (kg): 1.36

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