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Chapter 9 Alkaloids and Substances of Mixed Biosynthetic Origin 143

Chapter 9 Alkaloids and Substances of Mixed Biosynthetic Origin 143

9.1 Alkaloids 143

9.1.1 Alkaloid Precursors 144

9.1.2 Plant Alkaloid Biosynthesis 145

9.1.3 Insect Alkaloids 145

9.1.4 Other Examples 151

9.1.5 Alkylpyrazines 152

9.2 Compounds of Mixed Biosynthetic Origin 154

9.2.1 Luciferin 157

9.2.2 Volicitin 158 Background and Further Reading 159 Questions 159

Chapter 10 Plant Substances Stored, Changed or Unchanged, by Insects

10.1 Toxic Plant Substances in Insects

10.1.1 Cardiac Glycosides

10.1.2 Veratrum Alkaloids

10.1.3 Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids

10.1.4 Cyanogenic Glucosides

10.1.5 Glucosinolates

10.1.6 Coniferyl Alcohol

10.1.7 Other Types

10.1.8 A Parting Thought Background and Further Reading Questions

The Bonus Question

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