Natural Products: Discourse, Diversity andDesign provides an informative and accessible overview ofdiscoveries in the area of natural products in the genomic era,bringing together advances across the kingdoms. As genomicsdata makes it increasingly clear that the genomes of microbes andplants contain far more genes for natural product synthesis thanhad been predicted from the numbers of previously identifiedmetabolites, the potential of these organisms to synthesize diversenatural products is likely to be far greater than previouslyenvisaged. Natural Products addresses notonly the philosophical questions of the natural role of thesemetabolites, but also the evolution of single and multiplepathways, and how these pathways and products may be harnessed toaid discovery of new bioactives and modes of action. Edited by recognized leaders in the fields of plant andmicrobial biology, bioorganic chemistry and natural productschemistry, and with contributions from researchers at top labsaround the world, Natural Products isunprecedented in its combination of disciplines and the breadth ofits coverage. Natural Produces: Discourse, Diversity andDesign will appeal to advanced students andexperienced researchers, from academia to industry, in diverseareas including ecology, industrial biotechnology, drug discovery,medicinal chemistry, agronomy, crop improvement, and naturalproduct chemistry.

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Author(s)Osbourn and A and Goss and R and Carter and G T
PublisherJohn Wiley
Publish YearApril 2014