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The biochemical study of plants; concerned with the identification, biosynthesis, and metabolism of chemical constituents of plants; especially used in regard to natural products.


(fī″tō-kĕm′ĭs-trē) [″ + chemeia, chemistry]
The study of plant chemistry.


n the scientific study and classification of the chemical constituents of plants.
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Govindarajan Division of Vector Biology and Phytochemistry, Department of Zoology, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar-608 002, India.
Evans is former reader in phytochemistry at the University of Nottingham, UK.
As with phlox flowers, mints that require pollination by hummingbirds or other birds seem to have evolved scarlet colors, imparted by the pigment pelargonidin, Saito and Harborne report in the September Phytochemistry.
Legendary French scientist Jack Masquelier, a pioneer in the fields of phytochemistry and human health, died February 24 at the age of 86.
For researchers, industrialists, and postgraduate students of agriculture, horticulture and phytochemistry, as well as spice traders and processors.
Bishara received his Master of Science Degree in Phytochemistry from Butler University and his Doctorate in Bionucleonics from Purdue University.
He is a Member of the Editorial/Advisory Boards of several high ranking journals in the field of natural products research, including Phytochemistry, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, and Journal of Natural Products (Lloydia).
The vast of body of knowledge incorporated in this volume will be useful to herbal medicine manufacturers, faculties of pharmacy as well as the serving scientists engaged in Pharmacognosy, phytochemistry and drug development from natural products.
Department of Phytochemistry, Regional Medical Research Centre, (ICMR), Nehru Nagar, Belgaum, Karnataka-590 010, India.
Based on decades of research in the field, the text contains a detailed discussion of the morphology, anatomy, trichomes, floral and fruit morphology, palynology, cytology, cytogeography, reproductive biology, phytochemistry, toxicity, and traditional and horticultural uses.
New data published in the current issue of Phytochemistry shows that cranberry juice cocktail has a unique "anti-adhesion" mechanism that helps protect the body from harmful bacteria, as compared to grape and apple juice, green tea or dark chocolate.