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Phytochemical Resources for Medicine and Agriculture - Herbert N. Nigg

Phytochemical Resources for Medicine and Agriculture

By: Herbert N. Nigg (Editor), David S. Seigler (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th September 1992
ISBN: 9780306442452
Number Of Pages: 445

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This book was tbe result of a symposium beld at tbe American Cbernical Society meeting in Miami Beacb, Florida, September 10-15, 1989. The symposium was jointly sponsored by Tbe Society for Economfc Botany and tbe American Cbernical Society Food and Natural Product sub division. Tbere were five speakers. During tbe social sessions (mostly over drinks in abotel room), it became obvious tbat, regardless of tbe discipline, we were all speaking tbe same language. Yet, prior to tbe symposium, only a few of tbe participants knew one anotber. We decided to expand tbe symposium into a book. The book would, we boped, accomplish for otbers wbat we bad discovered in ourselves. That is, the field of Natural Products is broad, but similar in techniques and approach, ancient but modern, and bas been and continues to be extremely valuable to humankind. We wanted the book to serve as an introductory text for courses and as a reference work for the future. We also determined to include the structure of every chemical in the chapter where it was mentioned so the reader would not have to find the structure somewhere else or to try and deduce the structure from the chemical name. Little did we know what an undertaking these goals would be or the time this would take.

An Historical Perspective of Ancient Poisonsp. 1
Plants and Plant Products Used in Mummificationp. 15
Plants Used Medically by Indigenous Peoplesp. 33
Plants as Sources of Medicinally and Pharmaceutically Important Compoundsp. 75
Socio-Economic Poisons: Khat, the Natural Amphetaminep. 97
Antiparasitic Agents from Plantsp. 117
Antifungal Compounds from Plantsp. 159
Nematicidal Compounds from Plantsp. 185
Herbicidal Compounds from Higher Plantsp. 205
Insecticidal Compounds from Plantsp. 227
Natural Medicines are Natural Pesticides?p. 237
Natural Toxicants in Foodsp. 247
Future for Natural Productsp. 369
Taxonomic Indexp. 377
Chemical Indexp. 389
Subject Indexp. 415
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ISBN: 9780306442452
ISBN-10: 0306442450
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 445
Published: 30th September 1992
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.81

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