Biodiversity and Natural Product Diversity by F. Pietra

By F. Pietra

This, the newest contribution to the Tetrahedron natural Chemistry sequence, offers an built-in overview of the range of ordinary items on the subject of biodiversity. the continued exploitation of organic assets, whereas retaining an efficient equilibrium on the earth, relies a lot at the conservation of biodiversity. To this finish, components one and concentrate on biodiversity from all viewpoints, whereas explaining the hyperlink with common items. The 3rd part concentrates at the molecular-shape point, as a hyperlink to environment and biodiversity, whereas the fourth part tackles real functionalization, as a hyperlink to biodiversity at species point. half 5 addresses the diversification of those assets from biotechnology and chemical expertise, whereas the ultimate half is anxious with retaining usual product variety on the earth.

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