This book provides a review of current thinking on the biosynthesis, function and evolution of secondary metabolites in animals, plants and microorganisms.
A comprehensive review of current thinking on the biosynthesis, function and evolution of secondary metabolites in animals, plants and microorganisms. Examines the traditional context of secondary metabolites as natural products having no obvious part to play in the producing organism's life cycle. Covers issues related to genetic and antibiotic applications.
Table of Contents
PARTIAL TABLE OF CONTENTS: Partial table of
Origins of Secondary Metabolism (T.
Genes for Polyketide Secondary Metabolic
Pathways in Microorganisms and Plants (D.
Hopwood & C. Khosla).
Regulation of Gibberellin Formation by the
Fungus Gibberella Fujikuroi (B. Bruckner).
Genetic Regulation of Secondary Metabolic
Pathways in Streptomyces (K. Chater).
Role of Secondary Metabolites from Microbes
Self-Protection Mechanisms in Antibiotic
Producers (E. Cundliffe).
Secondary Metabolites from Marine Organisms
Roles for Secondary Metabolites in Plants (P.
Index of Contributors.