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Vvedenie v biohimičeskuju èkologiju

by Sergej Andreevič Ostroumov

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innovative, insightful, useful book ahead of its time   (2014-11-06)


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by Professor_S.K.

This - the book by Sergei A. Ostroumov (Moscow University), Introduction to Biochemical Ecology (Moscow University Press, Moscow, 1986, 176 pages) - is a really innovative, insightful, useful book ahead of its time. It is the first book on the subject of biochemical ecology in the world scientific literature including scientific publications in the U.S.A., Russia, U.K., Germany, France, Japan, Australia, and other countries. This book created a new science of biochemical ecology. The book covers two major areas of biochemical ecology: (1) natural chemicals that are produced by organisms and involved in interactions among organisms; (2) biochemical transformation of xenobiotics and chemical pollutants. The book  formulated new useful and fundamental concepts and proposed new terminology, e.g. ecological chemomediators and ecological chemoregulators. It is the first book that formulated a list of biospheric and ecological  functions of natural chemicals produced by organisms. A new concept of the biosphere as an ecological-biochemical continuum was proposed. The book was translated into Polish and Bulgarian. A new, second edition of this book was published in Russian under the title 'Introduction to Problems of Biochemical Ecology' (Moscow, Nauka Press, 1990). This unique, useful, valuable, book is an excellent contribution to ecological sciences. KEY WORDS: ecology, biochemical, natural chemicals, ecological role, chemical communication, pheromones, toxins, attractants, alkaloids, phytochemicals, bioactives, biologically active substances, ecological chemomediators, ecological chemoregulators, allelopathy, allelopathic, plant-insect interactions, interactions, secondary metabolites, xenobiotics, pollutants, biotransformation, biodegradation,

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