Plant Gum Exudates of the World: Sources, Distribution, Properties, and Applications

1st Edition

Amos Nussinovitch

CRC Press
Published December 21, 2009
Reference - 427 Pages - 192 Color & 38 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781420052237 - CAT# 52233

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Plant Gum Exudates of the World: Sources, Distributions, Properties, and Applications is the most extensive collection of plant gum exudates in print, containing information on both well-established exudates and newer ones. It not only introduces an array of exudates never before described or reviewed, but also classifies gums according to their botanical taxonomy. This readily accessible book also supplies color plates of exudates in their natural environment along with relevant botanical parts.

Each entry includes:

  • Botanical name
  • Common and vernacular gum names
  • Geographical distribution information
  • Appearance and color descriptions
  • Water solubility information
  • Chemical characteristics
  • Structural features
  • Physical and physicochemical properties
  • Commercial availability
  • Industrial and food applications
  • Synonyms of and uses for the producing tree or shrub


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