gideon at iaccess.com.au (GIDEON BAKER) writes:
>Is it fact that the compounds plants produce,
>are either a lipid, carahydrate, protein or
>nucleic acid ?
No. Plants produce all manner of organic compounds. At one time, over 50%
of all pharmaceuticals in use were plant-derived chemicals.
The study of secondary metabolism is really a study of organic chemistry as
practiced by plants.
Eric Larson | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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