A Sea of Words: A Lexicon and Companion to the Complete by Dean King, John B. Hattendorf

By Dean King, John B. Hattendorf

From ablation to Zelenka—a accomplished advisor to seafaring through the Napoleonic age

What is a sand-grouse, and the place does it reside? What are the clinical homes of lignum vitae, and the way did Stephen Maturin use it to fix his viola? who's Admiral Lord Keith, and why is his spouse so pleasant with Captain Jack Aubrey?

More than the other modern writer, Patrick O'Brian knew the earlier. His twenty Aubrey–Maturin novels, starting with 1969's grasp and Commander, are amazing by way of deep characterization, heart-stopping naval strive against, and an consciousness to element that enriches and enlivens his tales. during this revised version of A Sea of phrases, Dean King and his collaborators dive into Jack Aubrey's global. as well as their priceless thesaurus, the authors supply essays at the age's politics, naval drugs, and the numerous ships that Jack Aubrey sailed, sighted, and fought opposed to. For either the curious fan and the O'Brian aficionado, A Sea of phrases is a useful tome at the British Royal army.

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It is clear that while some triterpenoid OSCs are highly specific in the products that they generate (such as the P. ginseng bAS enzymes [12, 14] and the LuS enzymes from O. europaea and T. officinale [45]), others are multifunctional and form a number of different products, at least in yeast [44, 46, 48, 49]. Although oleanane, lupane and dammarane skeletons are the most common triterpenoid structures associated with saponin biosynthesis, over 80 different oxidosqualene cyclase products are likely to be produced by plants [72].

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47 List of Abbreviations aAS bAS CS DS EST LS LuP OSC PCR SC a-Amyrin synthase b-Amyrin synthase Cycloartenol synthase Dammarenediol synthase Expressed sequence tag Lanosterol synthase Lupeol synthase Oxidosqualene cyclase Polymerase chain reaction Squalene-hopene cyclase 1 Introduction Collectively plants synthesise a diverse array of secondary metabolites, either as part of normal growth and development or in response to pathogen attack or stress. By definition, secondary metabolites are regarded as “luxury items” that are not required for growth and reproduction of the plant, at least under defined conditions.

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