Chemotaxonomy of the Papaveraceae Alkaloids

  • V. Preininger
Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)

Abstract

The classification of plant taxa has mostly been carried out on the basis of morphological characteristics, and in practice such characteristics are of great importance for the determination of individual species. In recent years, chemotaxonomy has become significant in systematic botanical studies and both botanists and chemists have found many correlations between chemical characteristics and botanical features. A summarising survey which brings together the classical divisions of plant taxa and a knowledge of secondary metabolites has been produced in a series of volumes (Hegnauer 1962–1973).

Keywords

Morphine Alkaloid Berberine Papaverine Methoxyl 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Preininger
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  1. 1.Institute of Chemistry, Medical FacultyPalacký UniversityOlomoucCzechoslovakia

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