This book gives details of alkaloid and anti-tumour screening by the CSIRO of nearly 2000 species, the pharmacological testing of the alkaloids of selected species, and the chemical fractionation of those species which had reproducible tumour-inhibiting properties.
The book includes 64 colour plates and over 400 line illustrations of chemical structures.
Preface 1. The Phytochemical Survey and the CSIRO Screening Programme
Origin and Scope
Poisonous Plants 2. Alkaloid and Anti-tumour Screening Results
Alkaloid Screening Methods
Pharmacological Testing and Anti-tumour Screening
Alkaloid Testing and Anti-tumour Screening Results 3. Pharmacology of Alkaloids
Species Tested 4. Anti-tumour Constituents
Fractionation of Active Plants
Testing of Pure Compounds 5. Colour Plates 6. Bibliography of Australian Phytochemistry, 1940–1987 7. Additional References 8. Indexes
8.1 Plant Genera with Family Correspondence
8.2 Plant Families
8.4 Chemical Structures
This book is essential for all phytochemists and will be of great value to those in agriculture, pharmacy, toxicology and Aboriginal studies.