Secondary Metabolites

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  • 1. 
    Any compund produced by plants:
    • A. 

      Primary metabolites

    • B. 

      Plant metabolite

    • C. 

      Secondary metabolit

  • 2. 
    Molecules found in all plant cells and are necessary for the life of the plant
    • A. 

      Plant metabolite

    • B. 

      Primary metabolite

    • C. 

      Secondary metabolite

  • 3. 
    Molecules that are found only in certain cells and in certain plants
    • A. 

      Plant metabolite

    • B. 

      Primart metabolite

    • C. 

      Secondary metabolite

  • 4. 
    They are often synthesized in one part of the plant and then stored in vacuoles in another part of the plant.  They are also being discovered almost daily
    • A. 

      Primary metabolite

    • B. 

      Secondary metabolite

    • C. 

      Plant metabolite

  • 5. 
    What are some functions of secondary metabolites?
    • A. 

      Used to attract animals to pollinate the plant and to disperse its seeds

    • B. 

      Protecting the plant from herbivores such as insects

    • C. 

      Used to derive medicine

  • 6. 
    This major class of secondary metabolites is among the most pharmacologically active compounds (many have dramatic physiological effects on humans) examples are morphine, cocaine, and caffeine
    • A. 

      Alkaloids

    • B. 

      Terpenoids

    • C. 

      Phenolics

  • 7. 
    Created throught the mevalonic acid pathway; they are composed of isoprene units
    • A. 

      Alkaloids

    • B. 

      Terpenoids

    • C. 

      Phenolics

  • 8. 
    (blank) itself is released by some plants during hot weather to form a bluish haze
    • A. 

      OH

    • B. 

      Isoprene

    • C. 

      Amino acids

  • 9. 
    Created through the shikimic acid pathway; it contains a hydroxyl group attached to an aromatic ring
    • A. 

      Alkaloids

    • B. 

      Terpenoids

    • C. 

      Phenolics

  • 10. 
    They are modifications of amino acids; they are nitrogenous compounds that are bases
    • A. 

      Alkaloids

    • B. 

      Terpenoids

    • C. 

      Phenolics

  • 11. 
    There is a sense of urgency because the world's tropical rain forests are being destroyed at an alarming rate.  The knowledge of medicinal plants associated with tribal cultures is being lost.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Caylie is awesome.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False