This class contains biosynthetic pathways of secondary metabolites that contain nitrogen. Most of the nitrogen containing secondary metabolites are derived from amino acids. Many of them evolved and function as defense compounds. Alkaloids, amines, cyanogenic glucosides and glucosinolates, and non-protein amino acids are the main compounds in this category.
Secondary Metabolites Biosynthesis
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