Ergot: The Genus Claviceps edited by Vladimir Kren and Ladislav Cvak

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The Genus Claviceps

edited by Vladimir Kren
and Ladislav Cvak


Ergot: The Genus Claviceps collects together all of the existing information in connection with the biology, chemistry, technology, toxicology, production, and utilization of the plant genus Claviceps.

This volume is a major reference source for all concerned with medicinal and aromatic plants.



  1. History of Ergot
  2. Biology and Life Strategy of the Ergot Fungi
  3. The Taxonomy and Phylogeny of Claviceps
  4. Genetics of Claviceps purpurea
  5. Biosynthesis of Ergot Alkaloids
  6. Physiologival Regulation of Ergot Alkaloid Production and Special Cultivation Techniques
  7. Ergot Alkaloids and Other Metabolites of the Genus Claviceps
  8. Chemical Modifications of Ergot Alkaloids
  9. Biotransformations of Ergot Alkaloids
  10. Analytical Chemistry of Ergot Alkaloids
  11. Parasitic Production of Ergot Alkaloids
  12. Saprophytic Cultivation of Claviceps
  13. Industrial Production of Ergot Alkaloids
  14. Ergot Alkaloids and their Derivatives as Ligands for Serotoninergic, Dopaminergic, and Adrenergic Receptors
  15. Antimicrobial and Antitumor Effects of Ergot Alkaloids and their Derivatives
  16. Role of Ergot Alkaloids in the Immune System
  17. Toxicology of Ergot Alkaloids in Agriculture
  18. Producers of Ergot Alkaloids out of Claviceps Genus


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