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One of a series of industrial profiles on medicinal and aromatic plants, this text discusses the fundamental chemistry connected with taxoids, used for fighting cancer, derived from the genus Taxus. The editors have achieved a significant accomplishment in bringing together a vast amount of literature in the field for the use of fellow scientists, researchers in the pharmaceutical industry, and students. The technical illustrations and the extensive bibliography of scientific literature support each section of the discussion.
This book is destined to be of valuable assistance to scholars and especially medical researchers.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden