Types of Secondary Metabolites, Their Duties And Their Benefits

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Çatak E.

in: Current Approaches in Science of Life, Dr. Betül AYDIN, Editor, ISPEC Publishing Agency (İksad Publishing House) , Ankara, pp.77-98, 2021

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Other Book
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Publisher: ISPEC Publishing Agency (İksad Publishing House)
  • City: Ankara
  • Page Numbers: pp.77-98
  • Editors: Dr. Betül AYDIN, Editor
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Although secondary metabolites are not essential for plants to survive, they are the metabolism products they need to make their lives easier. Although generally divided into three as terpenes, alkaloids, and phenolic compounds; tens of thousands of different types of secondary metabolites have been identified. Such a wide variety of active ingredients has also been used to increase people's living standards. However, their activities, synthesis paths, etc. There are many metabolites whose properties need to be studied.