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The diterpenes contain a variety of structural types and functional groups which have provided a rich source of biogenetic speculation. Over the last decade biosynthetic evidence has been accumulating to support and modify some of these speculations. It is our purpose to review some of this evidence in this chapter. First we shall discuss current biogenetic theories and secondly we shall describe the present state of experimental work.


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  • J. R. Hanson
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  1. 1.SussexUSA

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