Stress enhances the synthesis of secondary plant products
: the impact of stress-related over-reduction on the accumulation of natural products.
Subsequent articles cover secondary plant products
in nature such as alkaloids and other metabolites, factors affecting the production of secondary metabolites, production of food additives and insecticides, and production of antitumor compounds, alkaloids, steroids, saponins, secondary metabolites by bioconversion, genetic transformation, large-scale production in bioreactors and production of ergot alkaloids.
Though an attempt was made to mimic natural maize-growing conditions in the growth-chamber environment, it is probable that the stress-free growing conditions disallowed expression of the full range of metabolites and secondary plant products
as compared to plants `hardened' under natural conditions.
Phenolic compounds constitute a large group of secondary plant products
which differ in chemical structure and reactivity.
The titles of their contributions are as follows: An introduction to the scientific literature of herbs, spices and medicinal plants, Chemotaxonomic aspects of essential oils, Botanical nomenclature of culinary herbs and potherbs, Biochemistry of monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes of the essential oils, The biochemical pharmacology of plantalkaloids, Plyphenolic compounds with biological and pharmacological activity, Production ecology of secondary plant products
, The chemistry, pharmacology and commercial formulations of chamomile, and Medicinal plants of Israel -an ethnobotanical survey.