© 2015

The Formation, Structure and Activity of Phytochemicals

  • Reinhard Jetter

Part of the Recent Advances in Phytochemistry book series (RAPT, volume 45)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Stewart A. Brown, Constance Nozzolillo, Tom J. Mabry
    Pages 1-29
  3. Dejan Nikolić, David C. Lankin, Tamara Cisowska, Shao-Nong Chen, Guido F. Pauli, Richard B. van Breemen
    Pages 31-75
  4. Taotao Ling, Victor Hadi, Armand Guiguemde, Scott M. Landfear, Fatima Rivas
    Pages 77-98
  5. Toshiaki Umezawa, Safendrri Komara Ragamustari, Eiichiro Ono, Masaomi Yamamura
    Pages 99-114
  6. Dhirendra Kumar, Imdadul Haq, Danda Chapagai, Diwaker Tripathi, David Donald, Mir Hossain et al.
    Pages 115-136
  7. Verena Jeschke, Jonathan Gershenzon, Daniel Giddings Vassão
    Pages 163-194
  8. Mark W. Sumarah, Allison K. Walker, Keith A. Seifert, Adrian Todorov, J. David Miller
    Pages 195-206
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 207-209

About this book


This text provides both review and primary research articles for a broad audience of biologists, chemists, biochemists, pharmacologists, clinicians and nutrition experts, especially those interested in the biosynthesis, structure, function and/or bioactivity of plant natural products. Recurring themes include the evolution and ecology of specialized metabolites, the genetic and enzymatic mechanisms for their formation and metabolism, the systems biology study of their cell/tissue/organ context, the engineering of plant natural products, as well as various aspects of their application for human health.

In addition to analysis of current research, new developments in the techniques used to study plant natural products are presented and discussed, taking a detailed look at structure elucidation and quantification, “omic” (genomic/ proteomic/ transcriptomic/ metabolomics) profiling or for microscopic localization. In short, this series combines chapters from researchers that explain and discuss current topics in the most exciting new research in phytochemistry.


Phytochemistry biosynthesis microscopic localization pathogen tolerance plant natural products

Editors and affiliations

  • Reinhard Jetter
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Botany and ChemistryUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

About the editors

Dr. Reinhard Jetter currently serves as a professor in the Department of Botany and Chemistry for the University of British Columbia. His research interests include plant biochemistry, molecular biology, and the chemical composition, physiological function and ecological roles of plant surface lipids.

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