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For a number of a long time botanists were inspired via the invention that the distribution of secondary plant elements follows the overall traces of plant relationships. despite the fact that, it quickly turned transparent that little used to be to be won from the learn of person compounds and their average distribu­ tion. hence, extra entire reports have been test­ ed during which the secondary chemistry of an enormous plant workforce was once rigorously studied and evaluated within the broader context of comparative phytochemistry. Holger Erdtman's admir­ capable paintings on Coniferae is the most important instance of this type. on the grounds that then, there was an upswing within the learn of the biosynthesis of secondary plant elements and it has develop into rather standard to use biosynthetic wisdom in reading chemosystematic proof. extra­ over, considering the fact that taxonomists have insisted that use be made from all very likely on hand proof for construction classifications, it's been claimed that chemosystematics too may still con­ sider the entire array of materials found in an enormous taxon. even though, in perform it has proved tricky to make use of absolutely the opportunity of typical product chemistry and biosynthetic reviews for plant systematics and evolution, simply because bota­ nists came upon themselves particularly disorientated by means of the scattered, usually not often obtainable chemical literature and the truth that the chemical facts used to be tough for them to guage! even if the pioneering paintings of E. C.

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In the Solaniflorae, as well as in the Asteriflorae, Gentianiflorae, Loasiflorae, and Lamiiflorae, all considered to represent the most advanced angiosperms (Sporne 1980), the biodynamically active polyketides and terpenoids would evoke the pre-woody past, were it not for their extraordinarily high oxidation state compatible with the specialization of the plant taxa. Chemistry and Systematics The above postulates concerning the evolution of alkaloids and other groups of compounds in angiosperms are summarized in Fig.

These groups are so broadly conceived that they need not necessarily be monophyletic and chemical data are envisaged to be especially useful in following the different lines of derivation (Gomes and Gottlieb 1980). Taken in conjunction, Chapters 4 and 5 present coincident chemical evidence for two major angiosperm groups: one with Magnoliiflorae and the other with Rutiflorae and Rosiflorae as the generators of primitive compounds to be evolutionarily modified in several directions (see next three chapters).

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