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secondary metabolism

boanergusii at hotmail.com boanergusii at hotmail.com
Mon Jul 3 04:23:22 EST 2000

bob you are right about the secondary metabolites, being not directly involved 
with growth, but chlorophyll is NOT a primary metabolite. they are compounds 
like PEP, RUBP and glucose. chlorophyll actually is a secondary metabolite..

>>   They're compounds that unlike, say, chlorophyll, don't have any direct
>> function in growth or development of the plant - e.g. terpenes, phenols,
>> alkaloids, etc., or to put it another way, what we often refer to as
>> "natural products" (such as latex or cocaine).

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