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Crops convert inorganic nitrogen into amino acids, the development blocks for proteins. additionally they make quite a lot of different nitrogen compounds to assist defend themselves from pests and ailments. An realizing of those compounds can for this reason assist in devising greater crop safety and construction tools. This quantity includes essays through scientists who've studied elements of plant nitrogen nutrients and amino acid biosynthesis. There are chapters on protein amino acids, nonprotein amino acids, betaines, glutathione, polyamines, and different secondary metabolites derived from amino acids. the result of those experiences should be of curiosity to graduate scholars and pros in biochemistry and botany.
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