- Presents the ecological role of alkaloids in nature and ecosystems interdisciplinary
- Examines alkaloids from chemistry, biology and ecology viewpoints
- A single handy reference volume comprehensively reviews the origin of alkaloids and their biological uses
- Over 80% new information, including new chapters on the ecological role of alkaloids in nature and ecosystems and extraction of alkaloids
Alkaloids - Secrets of Life: Alkaloid Chemistry, Biological Significance, Applications and Ecological Role, Second Edition provides knowledge on structural typology, biosynthesis and metabolism in relation to recent research work on alkaloids, considering an organic chemistry approach to alkaloids using biological and ecological explanation. The book approaches several questions and unresearched areas that persist in this field of research. It provides a beneficial text for academics, professionals or anyone who is interested in the fascinating subject of alkaloids. Each chapter features an abstract. Appendices, a listing of alkaloids, and plants containing alkaloids are all included, as are basic protocols of alkaloid analysis.
Chemists, biologists and ecologists also serves as a source of knowledge for anyone interested in alkaloids