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Chemistry of the Amazon : biodiversity, natural products, and environmental issues

Author: Peter Rudolf Seidl; Otto Richard Gottlieb; Maria Auxiliadora C Kaplan; Associação Brasileira de Química.
Publisher: Washington, DC : American Chemical Society, 1995.
Series: ACS symposium series, 588.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work discusses alternatives for biodiversity conservation in tropical rainforests, and presents an overview of research on bioactive natural products from the Amazon. It also examines current  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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International Symposium on Chemistry and the Amazon (1st : 1993 : Amazonas, Brazil).
Chemistry of the Amazon.
Washington, DC : American Chemical Society, 1995
(OCoLC)624464869
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Rudolf Seidl; Otto Richard Gottlieb; Maria Auxiliadora C Kaplan; Associação Brasileira de Química.
ISBN: 0841231591 9780841231597
OCLC Number: 31971556
Notes: "Developed from the First International Symosium on Chemistry and the Amazon sponsored by the Associação Brasileira de Química, American Chemical Society, Centro de Tecnologia Mineral, and Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, November 21-25, 1993."
Description: xii, 315 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Amazon biodiversity: a renewable natural resource? --
Natural products: bioactivity and chemistry --
Natural products: ecology and evolution --
Amazon biodiversity: environmental issues. Amazon biodiversity: a renewable natural resource? / Peter Rudolf Seidl --
Natural products as medicinal and biological agents : potentiating the resources of the rain forest / Geoffrey A. Cordell --
Economic plants of the Amazon : their industrial development in defense of the forest / Benjamin Gilbert --
Agroforestry strategies for alleviating soil chemical constraints to food and fiber production in the Brazilian Amazon / Erick C.M. Fernandes and João Carlos de Souza Matos --
Secondary compound accumulation in plants-the application of plant biotechnology to plant improvement : a proposed strategy for natural-product research in Brazil / Marcia Pletsch, Antônio Euzébio G. Sant'Ana, and Barry Victor Charlwood --
The promise of plant-derived natural products for the development of new pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals / James D. McChesney --
Poisons and anti-poisons from the Amazon forest / Walter B. Mors --
Biologically active neolignans from Amazonian trees / Massayoshi Yoshida --
Proteins from Amazonia : studies and perspectives for their research / Lauro Morhy --
Terpenoids from Amazonian Icacinaceae / Alaide Braga de Oliveira --
Chemical studies of Myristicaceae species of the Colombian Amazon / Juan C. Martinez V. and Luis E. Cuca S. --
Plant chemistry of Amazonia in an ecological context / Klaus Kubitzki --
Lignans : diversity, biosynthesis, and function / Norman G. Lewis, Massuo J. Kato, Norberto Lopes, and Laurence B. Davin --
The chemistry of Amazonian Myristicaceae : developmental, ecological, and pharmacological aspects / Massuo J. Kato --
Amazonia versus Australia : geographically distant, chemically close / Maria Auxiliadora Coelho Kaplan --
Chemodiversity of angiosperms : latitude- and herbaceousness-conditioned gradients / Maria Renata de M.B. Borin and Otto R. Gottlieb --
Future-oriented mapping of biodiversity in Amazonia / Otto R. Gottlieb --
Advances in Amazonian biogeochemistry / K.O. Konhauser, W.S. Fyfe, W. Zang, M.I. Bird, and B.I. Kronberg --
The chemistry of headwater streams in the Rio das Mortes system and its effect on the structure of the biotic community / Charles W. Heckman --
The chemistry of atmospheric aerosol particles in the Amazon Basin / Paulo Artaxo, Fábio Gerab, Márcia A. Yamasoe, and José V. Martins --
The "Garimpo" problem in the Amazon region / Alexandre Pessoa, Gildo Sá Albuquerque, and Maria Laura Barreto --
Mineral extraction in the Amazon and the environment : the mercury problem / Roberto C. Villas Bôas.
Series Title: ACS symposium series, 588.
Responsibility: Peter Rudolf Seidl, Otto Richard Gottlieb, Maria Auxiliadora Coelho Kaplan, [editors].
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