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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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Further, Professor Panossian will be supported by our new Co-editor, Professor Susana Zacchino, Academic Chief of Pharmacognosy Area at the National University of Rosario (Argentina), also an excellent phytochemist specialized in the field of Antifungal Natural Products and Synergy Research.
In preparing drafts, the ESCOP Scientific Committee incorporates the views, knowledge and experience from different EU nationalities and from different scientific and professional backgrounds, such as medical doctors, phytochemists, pharmacognosists, pharmacologists, toxicologists, pharmacists, botanists and regulatory affairs specialists.
Unfortunately, in reviewing manuscripts, the editors, co-editors and reviewers, have noticed repeatedly that, for example, the analytic phytochemists show no clear vision of the potential therapeutic use of their drug preparations.