Plant Biochemistry

Plant Biochemistry
Author: Hans-Walter Heldt,Professor Institute of Plant Biochemistry Hans-Walter Heldt,Fiona Heldt,Birgit Piechulla
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 630
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 0120883910
ISBN 13: 9780120883912
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Biochemistry Book Review:

1 A Leaf Cell Consists of Several Metabolic Compartments 2 The Use of Energy from Sunlight by Photosynthesis is the Basis of Life on Earth 3 Photosynthesis is an Electron Transport Process 4 ATP is Generated by Photosynthesis 5 Mitochondria are the Power Station of the Cell 6 The Calvin Cycle Catalyzes Photosynthetic CO2 Assimilation 7 In the Photorespiratory Pathway Phosphoglycolate Formed by the Oxygenase Activity of RubisCo is Recycled 8 Photosynthesis Implies the Consumption of Water 9 Polysaccharides are Storage and Transport Forms of Carbohydrates Produced by Photosynthesis 10Nitrate Assimilation is Essential for the Synthesis of Organic Matter 11 Nitrogen Fixation Enables the Nitrogen in the Air to be Used for Plant Growth 12 Sulfate Assimilation Enables the Synthesis of Sulfur Containing Substances 13 Phloem Transport Distributes Photoassimilates to the Various Sites of Consumption and Storage 14 Products of Nitrate Assimilation are Deposited in Plants as Storage Proteins 15 Glycerolipids are Membrane Constituents and Function as Carbon Stores 16 Secondary Metabolites Fulfill Specific Ecological Functions in Plants 17 Large Diversity of Isoprenoids has Multiple Funtions in Plant Metabolism 18 Phenylpropanoids Comprise a Multitude of Plant Secondary Metabolites and Cell Wall Components 19 Multiple Signals Regulate the Growth and Development of Plant Organs and Enable Their Adaptation to Environmental Conditions 20 A Plant Cell has Three Different Genomes 21 Protein Biosynthesis Occurs at Different Sites of a Cell 22 Gene Technology Makes it Possible to Alter Plants to Meet Requirements of Agriculture, Nutrition, and Industry.

Plant Biochemistry

Plant Biochemistry
Author: Caroline Bowsher,Alyson Tobin
Publsiher: Garland Science
Total Pages: 490
Release: 2021-03-10
ISBN 10: 1000327957
ISBN 13: 9781000327953
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Biochemistry Book Review:

Plant Biochemistry focuses on the molecular and cellular aspects of each major metabolic pathway and sets these within the context of the whole plant. Using examples from biomedical, environmental, industrial and agricultural applications, it shows how a fundamental understanding of plant biochemistry can be used to address real-world issues. It illustrates how plants impact human activity and success, in terms of their importance as a food supply and as raw materials for industrial and pharmaceutical products, and considers how humans can benefit from exploiting plant biochemical pathways. All chapters in this second edition have been substantially revised to incorporate the latest research developments, and case studies include updates on progress in developing novel plants and plant products. The artwork, now in full color, superbly illustrates the key concepts and mechanisms presented throughout. Key features: Presents each topic from the cellular level to the ecological and environmental levels, placing it in the context of the whole plant. Biochemical pathways are represented as route maps, showing how one reaction interacts with another both within and across pathways. Includes comprehensive reading lists with descriptive notes to enable students to conduct their own research into topics they wish to explore further The wide-ranging approach of this book emphasizes the importance of teaching and learning plant biochemical pathways within the framework of what the pathway does and why it is needed. Illustrates the fundamental significance of plants, in terms of their importance as a food supply, as raw materials and as sources of novel products. Plant Biochemistry is invaluable to undergraduate students who wish to gain insight into the relevance of plant metabolism in relation to current research questions and world challenges. It should also prove to be a suitable reference text for graduates and researchers who are new to the topic or who wish to broaden their understanding of the range of biochemical pathways in plants.

Plant Biochemistry

Plant Biochemistry
Author: James Bonner,J. E. Varner
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 1072
Release: 2016-07-29
ISBN 10: 1483267806
ISBN 13: 9781483267807
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Biochemistry Book Review:

Plant Biochemistry focuses on the biological processes involved in plants, particularly noting metabolism, electron transport, biogenesis, and germination. The manuscript first offers information on the substructures and subfunctions of plant cell, including cell and subcell, enzymes, ribosomes, nucleus, cellular membranes, mitochondria and electron transport, chloroplast, and the substructure and function of the cell wall. The text then elaborates on basic metabolism. Enzymology, the path of carbon in respiratory metabolism, mono- and oligosaccharides, starch, insulin, and other reserve polysaccharides, and the biogenesis of the cell wall are discussed. The publication explains plant metabolism and control. Discussions focus on plant acids, alkaloid biogenesis, coumarins, phenylpropanes, and lignin, ethylene and polyacetylenes, steroids, and seed development and germination. The book is a valuable source of information for students or professional workers in the plant sciences.

Methods in Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Methods in Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Author: William V. Dashek
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2018-05-04
ISBN 10: 1351091387
ISBN 13: 9781351091381
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Methods in Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Book Review:

Modern plant science research currently integrates biochemistry and molecular biology. This book highlights recent trends in plant biotechnology and molecular genetics, serving as a working manual for scientists in academic, industrial, and federal laboratories. A wide variety of authors have contributed to this book, reflecting the thinking and expertise of active investigators who generate advances in technology. The authors were selected especially for their ability to create and/or implement novel research methods.

Methods in Plant Biochemistry

Methods in Plant Biochemistry
Author: P. M. Dey
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2012-12-02
ISBN 10: 0080984185
ISBN 13: 9780080984186
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Methods in Plant Biochemistry Book Review:

Methods in Plant Biochemistry, Volume 1: Plant Phenolics reviews current knowledge about techniques used in the analysis of the biochemistry of plant polyphenols and their importance in the agricultural and food industries. It looks at the application of these techniques in the fractionation of cellular constituents, isolation of enzymes, electrophoretic separation of nucleic acids and proteins, and chromatographic identification of the intermediates and products of cellular metabolism. Organized into 15 chapters, this book opens with an overview of the general procedures and measurement of total phenolics, from detecting phenolic substances in crude plant extracts to determining which classes they belong to and the quantitative estimation of total phenol. The reader is introduced to the chemistry, structural variation, function, and distribution of each class of plant phenolics and, in a few cases where this is practicable, detailed listings of known derivatives are given. Most chapters focus on chromatographic separations and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), along with thin layer and paper Rf values with HPLC retention times and NMR spectroscopy. The book also outlines the procedures for the extraction, isolation, separation, and characterization of different classes of phenolic compounds, ranging from phenols and phenolic acids to phenylpropanoids, lignins, stilbenes and phenanthrenes, flavones and flavonols, chalcones and aurones, flavanoids, anthocyanins, biflavanoids, tannins, isoflavanoids, quinones, xanthones, and lichen substances. The book is a valuable resource for students, biochemists, and researchers in the plant sciences.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plants

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plants
Author: Bob B. Buchanan,Wilhelm Gruissem,Kathleen Vickers,Russell L. Jones
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1280
Release: 2015-08-31
ISBN 10: 0470714220
ISBN 13: 9780470714225
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plants Book Review:

Since its publication in 2000, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology of Plants, has been hailed as a major contribution to the plant sciences literature and critical acclaim has been matched by global sales success. Maintaining the scope and focus of the first edition, the second will provide a major update, include much new material and reorganise some chapters to further improve the presentation. This book is meticulously organised and richly illustrated, having over 1,000 full–colour illustrations and 500 photographs. It is divided into five parts covering: Compartments: Cell Reproduction: Energy Flow; Metabolic and Developmental Integration; and Plant Environment and Agriculture. Specific changes to this edition include: Completely revised with over half of the chapters having a major rewrite. Includes two new chapters on signal transduction and responses to pathogens. Restructuring of section on cell reproduction for improved presentation. Dedicated website to include all illustrative material. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology of Plants holds a unique place in the plant sciences literature as it provides the only comprehensive, authoritative, integrated single volume book in this essential field of study.

Principles of Plant Biochemistry

Principles of Plant Biochemistry
Author: Vatslav Leonovich Kretovich
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 454
Release: 1966
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:299723071
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Plant Biochemistry

Plant Biochemistry
Author: Hans-Walter Heldt,Birgit Piechulla
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 628
Release: 2021-01-20
ISBN 10: 0128227133
ISBN 13: 9780128227138
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Biochemistry Book Review:

Plant Biochemistry, Fifth Edition, enables students to gain basic knowledge of the entire field, from photosynthesis to genetic engineering and its many commercial applications. Topics include cell structure and function of isoprenoids, phenylpropanoids and other secondary metabolites, and plant growth regulation and development. The text covers recent research findings and identifies areas of future research. This book is suitable for graduate students and advanced undergraduates in plant physiology, plant pathology, plant cell biology, and other plant sciences, researchers in industries actively involved in agribusiness, other biotechnology enterprises, and researchers in agronomy, agriculture, plant development and related areas. Offers the latest research findings in a concise and understandable manner Presents plant metabolism in the context of the structure and function of plants Includes more than 300 two-color diagrams and metabolic schemes

Plant Biochemistry

Plant Biochemistry
Author: Florence Gleason,Raymond Chollet
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-03-15
ISBN 10: 0763764019
ISBN 13: 9780763764012
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Biochemistry Book Review:

Written for the upper-level undergraduate and graduate course, Plant Biochemistry provides a comprehensive, student-friendly introduction to this interesting area of study. It opens with a review of basic concepts in cell and molecular biology as well as basic chemistry, and moves on to discuss the analysis of photosynthesis and carbon metabolism in plants. An introduction to carbohydrates is followed by a discussion of primary cell wall structure and synthesis. To ensure full student comprehension and retention it takes care to introduce basic metabolic pathways for synthesis of lipids, steroids, and aromatic amino acids before discussing natural products such as lignin, flavonoids, and alkaloids. Student and instructor materials are available to enhance the course.

Integrative Plant Biochemistry

Integrative Plant Biochemistry
Author: John Romeo
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2006-09-26
ISBN 10: 9780080464800
ISBN 13: 0080464807
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrative Plant Biochemistry Book Review:

The publication of this volume marks the 40th anniversary of the Recent Advances in Phytochemistry series which has essentially documented a history of the origins of Phytochemistry. The 45th annual meeting of the Phytochemical Society of North America (PSNA) was held July 13-August 3, 2005 in La Jolla, California, USA. The meeting was hosted by the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. The theme of the meeting was – Integrative Plant Biochemistry as we Approach 2010. The focus was "to celebrate the past accomplishments of the PSNA and its focus, the growing importance of phytochemistry and plant biochemistry to the public, and to set a course for the future, by linking the past with the present and attracting a wider breath of scientists and disciplines to the society." Integrative Plant Biochemistry summarizes a number of important methodological approaches and innovative techniques that were discussed at the meeting: Biosynthesis and Regulation of Signaling Molecules Conservation and Divergence in Enzyme Function Translational Opportunities in Plant Biochemistry Temporal and Spatial Regulation of Metabolism Lipids, Fatty Acids and Related Molecules Metabolic Networks Each chapter in this volume concludes with a short summary and addresses the expected future directions of the work. The series marks the transition and progression of the dramatic integration of classical phytochemistry into molecular plant biology. Explores the growing importance of phytochemistry and biochemistry Discusses important methodological approaches and innovative techniques Representation from a unique interdisciplinary forum of scientists at the 45th Annual meeting of the Phytochemical Society of North America

Plant Amino Acids

Plant Amino Acids
Author: Bijay K. Singh
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 648
Release: 1998-10-27
ISBN 10: 1482270064
ISBN 13: 9781482270068
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Amino Acids Book Review:

Covers the basic knowledge of the regulation of biosynthesis of various amino acids in plants and the application of this knowledge to the discovery of novel inhibitors of amino acid biosynthesis and for enhancing the nutritional value of plant products. Provides an exhaustive list of pathway inhibitors.

Annual Plant Reviews Biochemistry of Plant Secondary Metabolism

Annual Plant Reviews  Biochemistry of Plant Secondary Metabolism
Author: Michael Wink
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2011-06-13
ISBN 10: 1444347918
ISBN 13: 9781444347913
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Annual Plant Reviews Biochemistry of Plant Secondary Metabolism Book Review:

This brand new Annual Plant Reviews volume is the second edition of the highly successful and well-received Annual Plant Reviews, Volume 2. This exciting new volume provides an up-to-date survey of the biochemistry and physiology of plant secondary metabolism. The volume commences with an overview of the biochemistry, physiology and function of secondary metabolism, followed by detailed reviews of the major groups of secondary metabolites: alkaloids and betalains, cyanogenic glucosides, glucosinolates and nonprotein amino acids, phenyl propanoids and related phenolics, terpenoids, cardiac glycosides and saponins. A final chapter discusses the evolution of secondary metabolism. This carefully compiled new edition brings together chapters from some of the world's leading experts in plant secondary metabolism. Completely revised and brought right up to date with much new information, this volume is an essential purchase for advanced students, researchers and professionals in biochemistry, physiology, molecular biology, genetics, plant sciences, agriculture, medicine, pharmacology and pharmacy, working in the academic and industrial sectors, including those working in the pesticide and pharmaceutical industries. Libraries in all universities and research establishments where these subjects are studied and taught will need copies of this excellent volume on their shelves. A companion volume Annual Plant Reviews Volume 39, Functions and Biotechnology of Plant Secondary Metabolites, Second Edition, Edited by M. Wink, is also available.

Physiology and Biochemistry of Plant Cell Walls

Physiology and Biochemistry of Plant Cell Walls
Author: Christopher T. Brett,Keith W. Waldron
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1996-07-31
ISBN 10: 9780412580604
ISBN 13: 0412580608
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physiology and Biochemistry of Plant Cell Walls Book Review:

The plant cell wall plays a vital role in almost every aspect of plant physiology. New techniques in spectroscopy, biophysics and molecular biology have revealed the extraordinary complexity of its molecular architecture and just how important this structure is in the control of plant growth and development. The Second Edition of this accessible and integrated textbook has been revised and updated throughout. As well as focusing on the structure and function of plant cell walls the book also looks at the applications of this research. It discusses how plant cell walls can be exploited by the biotechnology industry and some of the main challenges for future research. Key topics include: architecture and skeletal functions of the wall; cell-wall formation; control of cell growth; role in intracellular transport; interactions with other organisms; cell-wall degradation; biotechnological applications of cell-walls; role in diet and health. This textbook provides a clear, well illustrated introduction to the physiology and biochemistry of plant cell walls which will be invaluable to upper level undergraduate and post graduate students of plant physiology, plant pathology, plant biotechnology and biochemistry.

Bioengineering and Molecular Biology of Plant Pathways

Bioengineering and Molecular Biology of Plant Pathways
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2011-07-29
ISBN 10: 9780080556963
ISBN 13: 0080556965
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioengineering and Molecular Biology of Plant Pathways Book Review:

The increased knowledge about the structure of genomes in a number of species, about the complexity of transcriptomes, and the rapid growth in knowledge about mutant phenotypes have set off the large scale use of transgenes to answer basic biological questions, and to generate new crops and novel products. Bioengineering and Molecular Biology of Plant Pathways includes twelve chapters, which to variable degrees describe the use of transgenic plants to explore possibilities and approaches for the modification of plant metabolism, adaptation or development. The interests of the authors range from tool development, to basic biochemical know-how about the engineering of enzymes, to exploring avenues for the modification of complex multigenic pathways, and include several examples for the engineering of specific pathways in different organs and developmental stages. Prologue by Paul K. Stumpf and Eric E. Conn Incorporates new concepts and insights in plant biochemistry and biology Provides a conceptual framework regarding the challenges faced in engineering pathways Discusses potential in engineering of metabolic end-products that are of vast economical importance, including genetic engineering of cellulose, seed storage proteins, and edible and industrial oils

The Biochemistry of Plants

The Biochemistry of Plants
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 529
Release: 2012-12-02
ISBN 10: 0080926150
ISBN 13: 9780080926155
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Biochemistry of Plants Book Review:

The Biochemistry of Plants, Volume 14: Carbohydrates provides information pertinent to the fundamental aspects of plant biochemistry. This book deals with the function and structure of the plant cell wall by describing the physical and chemical properties of cell wall components. Organized into 11 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of hexose phosphate metabolism in nonphotosynthetic tissues. This text then examines the findings in fructan structures, conformations, and linkages, the enzymes involved in fructan synthesis and degradation, and their cellular regulation, location, and metabolic role in plants. Other chapters consider the methods employing enzymes to determine starch structure. This book discusses as well the different biosynthetic modes of plant cell walls. The final chapter deals with the various environmental factors that influence expression of the ?-amylase gene, suggesting how molecular biology may help in understanding carbohydrate biochemistry and the enzymes involved in carbohydrate synthesis and metabolism. This book is a valuable resource for plant biochemists.

Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Author: Per Lea,Richard C. Leegood
Publsiher: Wiley
Total Pages: 384
Release: 1999-01-26
ISBN 10: 9780471976837
ISBN 13: 0471976830
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Book Review:

Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Second Edition Edited by Peter J. Lea Department of Biological Sciences, Lancaster University, UK and Richard C. Leegood Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK As research in plant metabolism and molecular biology continues to make great progress it has become essential for plant scientists to have an overview of both disciplines, which are becoming increasingly complementary in understanding plant function. Drawing on their own teaching and research experience, the editors and contributors have provided a timely, comprehensive and generously illustrated new edition of this successful introductory textbook. All of the chapters have been updated and revised, and a new chapter on secondary metabolism has been included. Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology will be invaluable to undergraduate and postgraduate students in the plant sciences and to all those requiring an introduction to current concepts in molecular plant science. Reviews of the First Edition "The aim of the editors to blend plant biochemistry with molecular biology is successfully reached and provided a new, well written text book which is easy to read." Journal of Plant Physiology "The contributing chapters are well written with clear illustrations and I would expect undergraduates, to whom this book is primarily targeted, to enjoy using it." New Phytologist "The evident teaching experience of the authors make this textbook a useful aid to students and researchers." Photosynthetica What the lecturers said about the First Edition: "A very useful text with a good balance of traditional biochemistry and molecular biology. Its usefulness is enhanced by a very clear and visually pleasing layout and the generally high quality and clarity of the writing." "A surprising amount of information in an easily accessible format." "Good coverage and depth. I'm not aware of any other book that deals with this material so well as this one. It addresses a real need in plant science teaching."

Plant Specialized Metabolism

Plant Specialized Metabolism
Author: Gen-ichiro Arimura,Massimo Maffei
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2016-10-26
ISBN 10: 1315353377
ISBN 13: 9781315353371
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Specialized Metabolism Book Review:

Recent advances in science have clarified the role of plant specialized metabolites (classically known as plant secondary metabolites), which cannot be considered only bioactive molecules used for human health but also pivotal factors for the global ecosystem. They play major roles in plant life, evolution, and mutualism. To provide the reader a general view of plant specialized metabolites, it is important to consider both the biochemistry and the functional/ecological role of these important compounds. Around 200,000 specialized metabolites are formed by a wide array of plant metabolic pathways from numerous plant taxa and through learning how other species (including human beings) rely on them. Plant Specialized Metabolism: Genomics, Biochemistry, and Biological Functions will provide the reader with special insights into the sophisticated nature of these metabolites and their various and valuable uses based on the most recent findings in science. The field of plant specialized metabolism has witnessed tremendous growth in the past decade. This growth has had a profound impact on multiple disciplines in life science, including biochemistry, metabolism, enzymology, natural product chemistry, medicinal chemistry, chemical ecology, and evolution. It also has yielded valuable knowledge and technology readily applicable in various industries, such as agriculture, horticulture, energy, renewable chemicals, and pharmaceuticals. The book focuses on the molecular background of secondary metabolite biosynthesis, their functional role, and potential applications.

Introduction to Ecological Biochemistry

Introduction to Ecological Biochemistry
Author: J. B. Harborne
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-06-28
ISBN 10: 008091859X
ISBN 13: 9780080918594
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Ecological Biochemistry Book Review:

Ecological biochemistry concerns the biochemistry of interactions between animals, plants and the environment, and includes such diverse subjects as plant adaptations to soil pollutants and the effects of plant toxins on herbivores. The intriguing dependence of the Monarch butterfly on its host plants is chosen as an example of plant-animal coevolution in action. The ability to isolate trace amounts of a substance from plant tissues has led to a wealth of new research, and the fourth edition of this well-known text has consequently been extensively revised. New sections have been provided on the cost of chemical defence and on the release of predator-attracting volatiles from plants. New information has been included on cyanogenesis, the protective role of tannins in plants and the phenomenon of induced defence in plant leaves following herbivory. Advanced level students and research workers aloke will find much of value in this comprehensive text, written by an acknowledged expert on this fascinating subject. The book covers the biochemistry of interactions between animals, plants and the environment, and includes such diverse subjects as plant adaptations to soil pollutants and the effects of plant toxins on herbivores The intriguing dependence of the Monarch butterfly on its host plants is chosen as an example of plant-animal coevolution in action New sections have been added on the cost of chemical defence and on the release of predators attracting volatiles from plants New information has been included on cyanogenesis, the protective role of tannins in plants and the phenomenon of induced defence in plant leaves following herbivory

Biochemistry and Physiology of Plant Immunity

Biochemistry and Physiology of Plant Immunity
Author: B. A. Rubin,Ye. V. Artsikhovskaya
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN 10: 1483185044
ISBN 13: 9781483185040
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biochemistry and Physiology of Plant Immunity Book Review:

Biochemistry and Physiology of Plant Immunity details the physiological properties of plant immunity from a biochemical perspective. The book provides a summary and concise explanation of the various studies conducted on the field of biochemistry and physiology of plant immunity. The text first details the evolution of parasitism, and then proceeds to discussing the biochemistry and physiology of heterotrophic micro-organisms. Next, the selection talks about the biochemistry and physiology of diseased plant, before it finally deals with plant immunity. The book will be of great use to researchers and practitioners of disciplines that deal with the health of vegetation, such as botany and horticulture.

Plant Phenolics and Human Health

Plant Phenolics and Human Health
Author: IUBMB
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2009-10-22
ISBN 10: 0470531789
ISBN 13: 9780470531785
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Phenolics and Human Health Book Review:

A collection of current knowledge of phytochemicals and health Interest in phenolic phytochemicals has increased as scientific studies indicate these compounds exhibit potential health benefits. With contributions from world leaders in this research area, Plant Phenolics and Human Health: Biochemistry, Nutrition, and Pharmacology offers an essential survey of the current knowledge on the capacity of specific micronutrients present in ordinary diets to fight disease. The coverage in this resource: Explains the presence and biochemical properties of phenolics present in fruits and vegetables, as well as in foods derived from their plant sources Provides biochemical explanations on how certain plant phenolics fight cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, and other widespread pathologies Focuses on certain phenolics, e.g., flavonoids, stilbenes, and curcuminoids, and provides insights on the biochemical bases used to define their significance in the diet as well as their recommended consumption requirements and toxicity Appropriate for graduate and upper-level undergraduate courses in human and animal nutrition, basic nutritional biology, physiology, pharmacology, and other health-related disciplines, Plant Phenolics and Human Health: Biochemistry, Nutrition, and Pharmacology serves as both an invaluable supplementary classroom text and a self-teaching guide for professionals interested in defining the association between diet and health from classical, alternative, and complementary biomedical perspectives.