Recent Advances in Phytochemistry

Phytochemical Potential of Tropical Plants

Editors: Downum, Kelsey R., Romeo, John T., Stafford, Helen A. (Eds.)

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Throughout the tropics, vast areas of rainforest and other biologically diverse lands are being cleared for agricultural or related uses. Rainforests, the most dramatic example of tropical habitat destrucLion, are estimated to be disappearing at the rate of up to 20.4 million hectares per year world-wide (based on FAO estimates; see World Resources 1990-1991, Oxford University Press)­ more than 2% of the total area covered by tropical rainforests per year. Destruction of these complex habitats results in the irreversible loss of both plant and animal diversity, and dramatically illustraLes the need to investigate these threatened species for potentially useful constituents-especially the identification and characterization of novel biologically-active phytochemicals with pharmacologiical and/or pesticidal properties. This volume is based on papers presented by invited speakers at an international symposium entitled "Phytochemical POlential of Tropical Plants: held in conjunction with the second joint meeting of the Phytochemical nd Societies of Europe and North America, as well as the 32 annual meeting of the latter society. The meeting was held at the Deauville Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida, USA from August 8-12,1992. One hundred and twenty-five participants from more than 20 countries attended this meeting.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Tropical Plants as Sources of Antiprotozoal Agents

    Phillipson, J. David (et al.)

    Pages 1-40

  • Chemical Studies and Biological Aspects of Some Mexican Plants used in Traditional Medicine

    Mata, Rachel

    Pages 41-64

  • Chemical and Biological Extractives of Lauraceae Species in Costa Rican Tropical Forests

    Castro, Oscar C.

    Pages 65-87

  • Zoopharmacognosy: The Use of Medicinal Plants by Animals

    Rodriguez, Eloy (et al.)

    Pages 89-105

  • Insecticides in Tropical Plants with Non-Neurotoxic Modes of Action

    Arnason, J. T. (et al.)

    Pages 107-131

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Phytochemical Potential of Tropical Plants
Editors
  • Kelsey R. Downum
  • John T. Romeo
  • Helen A. Stafford
Series Title
Recent Advances in Phytochemistry
Series Volume
27
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4899-1783-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4899-1783-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-44527-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-1785-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 300
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