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Swain, T.

Overview
Works: 74 works in 264 publications in 3 languages and 4,454 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Periodicals  Classification 
Roles: Editor, Author, Contributor, Other, Redactor, htt
Classifications: QK861, 581.192
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Most widely held works by T Swain
Chemical plant taxonomy by T Swain( Book )

29 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chemical Plant Taxonomy focuses on the classification of plants based on their chemical composition. Composed of contributions of authors, the text first considers the methods of plant taxonomy. Folk taxonomy; Linnaean and post-Linnaean taxonomy; Darwin and """"Evolutionary Taxonomy""""; and the development of taxonomic practice are considered. The book continues with discussions on the theoretical and practical aspects of the """"species"""" concepts and an outline of the history of chemical taxonomy. The selection also looks at the qualities of chemotaxonomy, the usefulness of chemistry
Plants in the development of modern medicine by T Swain( Book )

21 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and German and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative phytochemistry by T Swain( Book )

14 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biosynthetic pathways in higher plants; proceedings of the Plant Phenolics Group symposium, Leeds, April, 1964 by Phytochemical Group( Book )

18 editions published between 1965 and 1968 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biological aspects of chemical reactions in higher plants. Methods used in the study of biosynthesis. The biosysnthesis of carotenoids. Regulation of terpenoid synthesis in higher plants. Amino acid biosynthesis. Protein biosynthesis in higher plants. Nucleotides and carbohydrate metabolism. The Biosynthesis of cellulose. Biosynthesis of lignin. The biogenesis of the piperidine alkaloids. Anthocyanidins and flavonoids. The biosynthesis of chlorophyll. Plant acids
Perspectives in phytochemistry; proceedings of the Phytochemical Society symposium, Cambridge, April 1968 by Phytochemical Society( Book )

20 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chemically mediated interactions between plants and other organisms by Phytochemical Society of North America( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chemical warfare between plants and their herbivores and pathogens was first brought to our attention by the publication 25 years ago of the paper by Fraenkel in Science. There, he pointed out that most plants have similar nutritional characteristics so that the selection of plants by insect herbivores must depend on the relative toxicity of secondary compounds. This led, rather gradually, to a host of papers on plant-herbivore interactions. More or less at the same time, insect physiologists and ecologists were starting to realise the importance of chemical communi­ cation systems in determining sexual and other characteristics of insect behaviour. Nine years ago the Phytochemical Society of North America published their Symposium on 'Biochemical Interaction Between Plants and Insects' in which the plant apparency theory was expounded by both Paul Feeny and Rex Cates and David Rhoades. This stated that plants which are apparent usually contain secondary components which reduce digestibility (tannins and lignins) while ephemeral plants have more toxic, and perhaps less costly, compounds such as alkaloids. These papers stimulated much research on biochemical ecology. The recognition of the importance of the biochemical factors in such interactions is not just of scientific interest. It is vitally important in programs for the production of new varieties of cultivated plants, especially in tropical countries where about one-third or more of the crops are lost to predation or disease
Topics in the biochemistry of natural products by T Swain( Book )

15 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of plant natural products can be considered to have started in 1806 when Serturner isolated the first of these compounds, morphine, from the opium poppy. Over the next 150 years, numerous elegant and powerful techniques were developed for the isolation and structural identifi­ cation of a variety of classes of these substances. With increasing knowledge, various speculations were put forward on the ways that these compounds were synthesised from pri­ mary metabolites and on their possible physiological, ecolo­ gical and taxonomic importance. These investigations sublimated in the late 1940's with the newly developed application of radioactively labelled precursors to the study vari ous bi osyntheti c pathways and use of rapid chromatagraphic and spectroscopic methods to uncover the structure of a plethora of new compounds and to their wide distribution in various taxa of plants recognize and other organisms. We have now entered a new stage in our investigation of natural products in which several important new problems are being tackled. The present emphasis is on how the various biosynthetic pathways are regulated, the enzymic parameters which determine the chirality of the products, the transfer and modification of components in food chains, and the ways in which a given class of physiologically or ecologically important compounds has been superseded by another during the course of evolution
Biochemistry of plant phenolics by Tony Swain( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Progress in phytochemistry : by L Reinhold( )

11 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biochemical systematics( )

in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anti-chance : a reply to Monod's chance and necessity by Ernest Schoffeniels( )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anti-Chance: A Reply to Monod's Chance and Necessity is a critique of Jacques Monod's essay on the natural philosophy of modern biology. It explores the concepts of chance and necessity, central themes of Monod's work, and specifically whether life is the result of coincidence of diverse independent chains of causality or, on the contrary, whether it obeys the more fundamental concept of chance as proposed by the Danish School of physicists. Questions such as the chance or the inevitability of it all, the sites and sizes of the knowledge gaps and as to whether they will be filled with physics
Progress in phytochemistry( )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biosynthetic pathways in higher plants by J. B Pridham( Book )

7 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative phytochemistry( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprehensive biochemistry( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent advances in phytochemistry by Phytochemical Society of North America( Book )

3 editions published between 1979 and 1985 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Progress in Phytochemistry( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent advances in phytochemistry( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Swain, T.

Swain, T. 1922-1987

Swain, Tony

Swain, Tony 1922-1987

Tony Swain American chemist

Tony Swain Amerikaans botanicus (1922-1987)

Tony Swain amerikansk kemiker

Tony Swain amerikansk kjemiker

Tony Swain chimiste américain

Tony Swain kimist amerikan

Tony Swain químic estatunidenc

Tony Swain químico estadounidense

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توني سوين كيميائي أمريكي

Languages
English (182)

German (1)

French (1)