Natural products that have both plant growth regulatory properties and pharmaceutical properties are examined in this book. This is the first and most up-to-date text linking agrochemistry and pharmaceutical chemistry in an easy to read presentation for practitioners in both fields.
Due to the intense and widespread attention being given to the undesirable side-effects of commercial herbicide products such as residual contamination, resistance, ecosystem impairments, and waste generation, the discovery of new, natural herbicides that are biologically safe will prove to be significant and profitable.
Featuring over 200 tables, Biologically Active Natural Products: Agrochemicals is very useful to those in the agrochemical and pharmaceutical industries, as well as those in biochemistry, plant pathology, and natural products study and development.
Table of Contents
Agrochemicals and Pharmaceuticals: The Connection-Horace G. Cutler, and Stephen J. Cutler
Terpenoids With Potential Use as Natural Templates-Francisco A. Macias, Jose M. G. Molinillo, Juan C. G. Galindo, Rosa M. Varela, Ascension Torres, and Ana M. Simonet
Allelopathy of Velvetbean: Its Discrimination and Identification of L-DOPA as a Candidate of Allelopathic Substances-Y. Fujii
Phytochemical Inhibitors from the Nymphaeceae: Nymphaea odorata and Nuphar lutea-Tella D. Elakovich, Stacy Spence, and Jie Yang
Development of an Allelopathic Compound from Tree-of-Heaven (Ailanthus Altissima) as a Natural Product Herbicide-Rod M. Heisey
Triterpenoids and Other Potential Active Compounds from Wheat Straw: Isolation, Identification, and Synthesis-Elvira Maria M. S. M. Gaspar, H. J. Chaves das Neves, and M. Manuela A. Pereira
Glucosinolates as Natural Pesticides-Steven F. Vaughn
Coronatine: Chemistry and Biological Activities-Akitami Ichihara , and Hiroaki Toshima
Biochemical Interactions of the Microbial Phytotoxin Phosphinothricin and Analogs with Plants and Microbes-Robert E. Hoagland
Sequestration of Phytotoxins by Plants: Implications for Biosynthetic Production-S. O. Duke, A. M. Rimando, M. V. Duke, R. N. Paul, J. F. S. Ferreira, and R. J. Smeda
Potent Mosquito Repellents from the Leaves of Eucalyptus and Vitex Plants-Hiroyuki Nishimura, and Atsushi Satoh
Arthropod Semiochemicals as Multifunctional Natural Products-Murray S. Blum
Tobacco as a Biochemical Resource: Past, Present, and Future-D. A. Danehower, R. C. Long, C. P. Wilcox, A. K. Weissinger, T. A. Bartholomew, and H. E. Swaisgood
Natural Products as Bioherbicides-Mikhail M. Bobylev, Ludmila I. Bobyleva, and Gary A. Strobel
Spectrum of Activity of Antifungal Natural Products and their Analogs-Stephen R. Parker, Robert A. Hill, and Horace G. Cutler
Aflastins, New Streptomyces Metabolites that Inhibit Aflatoxin Biosynthesis-Akira Isogai, Shohei Sakuda, Makoto Ono, Hiroyuki Ikeda, Masaru Sakurada, Jiro Nakayama, and Akinori Suzuki
Practical Natural Solutions for Plant Disease Control-Robert A. Hill, Michael A. Eden, Horace G. Cutler, Philip A. G. Elmer, Tony Reglinski, and Stephen R. Parker
Cotton Pest Resistance: The Role of Pigment Gland Constituents-R. D. Stipanovic, A. A. Bell, and C. R. Benedict
Phytochemical Modification of Taste: An Insect Model-J. A. A. Renwick
Exploring the Potential of Biologically Active Compounds from Plants and Fungi-Donna M. Gibson, and Stuart b. Krasnoff
Recent Advances in Saponins Used in Foods, Agriculture, and Medicine- George R. Waller
Phytochemicals: Implications for Long Duration Space Missions- Gary W. Stutte
"Text that crosses many disciplines and provides examples of synthethic chemistry, biochemistry, metabolism and plant pathology"…"Gives examples of bioactive compounds as lead."
--Cambridge University Press
"The overall book is excellent."…"Highly recommended for institutional libraries and personal libraries of those interested in the future of biotechnology."
--Timothy Morton, Dept. Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago.