- Chemical defence and toxins of plants
- Book title
- Comprehensive natural products II: chemistry and biology: volume 4
- Pages (from-to)
- Number of pages
- Amsterdam: Elsevier
- Document type
- Faculty of Science (FNWI)
- Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED)
Higher plants protect themselves by producing a variety of secondary metabolites and proteins that are involved in defense against herbivores as well as microbial pathogens. Concerning microbial pathogenesis in plants, in many cases, it is known that phytotoxins that are produced by plant pathogens play an important role in disease development causing chlorosis, necrosis, or wilting. This chapter mainly focuses on the chemical structures, distribution, and biosynthesis of defense-related natural products and phytotoxins.
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