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By Herbert L. Hergert (auth.), Richard W. Hemingway, Joseph J. Karchesy, Susan J. Branham (eds.)

This publication used to be built from the court cases of the 1st North American Tannin convention held in Port. Angeles, Washington, August 1988. the target of the convention was once to collect individuals with a typical curiosity in condensed tannins and to advertise interdisciplinary interactions that may bring about a greater figuring out of those vital components. Anot. her target was once the publicat. ion of this booklet simply because there has no longer been a monograph dedicated to the chemistry and value of tannins for numerous many years. The booklet is geared up into sections facing the biosynthesis, constitution, re­ activities, complexation with different biopolymers, organic value, and use of tannins as strong point chemical compounds. The authors made a unique try and specialize in what we do not understand in addition to to supply a precis of what we do understand to be able to help in making plans destiny study. Our thank you visit the authors who so kindly contributed chapters and so pa­ tiently spoke back to our requests. We additionally thank Rylee Geboski and the convention support. ance employees, collage of Forestry, Oregon kingdom collage, for his or her counsel in making plans and carrying out t. he convention, and Julia Wilson, Debbie Wolfe, Helen Coletka, and Nancy Greene of the Southern wooded area test Station, Pineville, Louisiana, who typed the chapt. ers. Linda Chalker-Scott used to be in particular worthy in supporting us wit. h modifying. Dick Hemingway is indebted t. o the workers of the Alexandria Forest.

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By Herbert L. Hergert (auth.), Richard W. Hemingway, Joseph J. Karchesy, Susan J. Branham (eds.)

This publication used to be built from the court cases of the 1st North American Tannin convention held in Port. Angeles, Washington, August 1988. the target of the convention was once to collect individuals with a typical curiosity in condensed tannins and to advertise interdisciplinary interactions that may bring about a greater figuring out of those vital components. Anot. her target was once the publicat. ion of this booklet simply because there has no longer been a monograph dedicated to the chemistry and value of tannins for numerous many years. The booklet is geared up into sections facing the biosynthesis, constitution, re­ activities, complexation with different biopolymers, organic value, and use of tannins as strong point chemical compounds. The authors made a unique try and specialize in what we do not understand in addition to to supply a precis of what we do understand to be able to help in making plans destiny study. Our thank you visit the authors who so kindly contributed chapters and so pa­ tiently spoke back to our requests. We additionally thank Rylee Geboski and the convention support. ance employees, collage of Forestry, Oregon kingdom collage, for his or her counsel in making plans and carrying out t. he convention, and Julia Wilson, Debbie Wolfe, Helen Coletka, and Nancy Greene of the Southern wooded area test Station, Pineville, Louisiana, who typed the chapt. ers. Linda Chalker-Scott used to be in particular worthy in supporting us wit. h modifying. Dick Hemingway is indebted t. o the workers of the Alexandria Forest.

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Changes in anthocyanin and phenolics content of grapevine leaf and fruit tissues treated with sucrose, nitrate and abscisic acid. Plant Phllsiol. 58:468 (1976). 46 Lewis 56. D. Effects of nutrient stress on susceptibility of plants to disease with particular reference to the trace elements. ), Advances in Botanical Research. Academic Press, New York, Vol. 10, pp. 221-276 (1983). 57. T. Effectiveness of Lotus root nodules III. Effect of combined nitrogen on nodule effectiveness and flavolan synthesis in plant roots.

16 ,l7 Critical experiments with labeled flavanones and 3-hydroxyflavanones are still necessary to explain the loss of the label at C-3. Enzymology 51 Table 2. Summary of HC-Tracer Studies of Incorporation into Proanthocyanidins. 1. 14 C- U. L. labled phenylalanine - all C's conserved in aromatic B-ring and central C_ring. 8 ,10,l1 2. labled acetate - all C's conserved in aromatic A_ring. 8 ,10,l1 3. 12 4. Unequal labeling of 14C-phenylalanine in proanthocyanidin oligomers: a) greater specific radioactivity and total activity in extension ("upper") units than in initiating ("lower") unit.

3 2' , OH 3 The Shikimate - Chorismate Pathway This is a major metabolic pathway operational in plants, fungi, and bacteria. Only essential features will be described, since there are excellent recent compre- Metabolism 25 hensive reviews elsewhere. 7- 9 Depending upon the organism in question, offshoots of the pathway can lead to both "hydrolyzable" and "condensed" tannins, as well as miscellaneous flavanoids, coumarins, lignins, lignans, hydroxycinnamic acids, aromatic amino acid-derived alkaloids, stilbenes, ubiquinones, plastiquinones, and tocopherols, for example.

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