Biotechnology for Medicinal Plants

Micropropagation and Improvement

  • Suman Chandra
  • Ajit Varma

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Ozlem Yesil-Celiktas, Fazilet Vardar-Sukan
    Pages 1-27
  3. Dipasree Roychowdhury, Anrini Majumder, Sumita Jha
    Pages 29-68
  4. N. Joshee, A. Tascan, F. Medina-Bolivar, P. Parajuli, A. M. Rimando, D. A. Shannon et al.
    Pages 69-99
  5. Dnyaneshwar Rathod, Mudasir Dar, Aniket Gade, Ravi B. Shrivastava, Mahendra Rai, Ajit Varma
    Pages 101-121
  6. Suman Chandra, Hemant Lata, Ikhlas A. Khan, Mahmoud A. ElSohly
    Pages 123-148
  7. Deliu Constantin, Ana Coste, Tămaş Mircea
    Pages 149-170
  8. Hélio Nitta Matsuura, Fernanda de Costa, Anna Carolina Alves Yendo, Arthur Germano Fett-Neto
    Pages 171-190
  9. Rohan A. Patil, Susan C. Roberts
    Pages 207-239
  10. Kandan Aravindaram, Ning-Sun Yang
    Pages 275-294
  11. Indra D. Bhatt, Sandeep Rawat, Ranbeer S. Rawal
    Pages 295-326
  12. Rafael Zárate, Nabil el Jaber-Vazdekis, Robert Verpoorte
    Pages 359-393
  13. Nikolaus J. Sucher, James R. Hennell, Maria C. Carles
    Pages 439-455
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 457-462

About this book


Plant-based medicines play an important role in all cultures, and have been indispensable in maintaining health and combating diseases. The identification of active principles and their molecular targets from traditional medicine provides an enormous opportunity for drug development. Using modern biotechnology, plants with specific chemical compositions can be mass propagated and genetically improved for the extraction of bulk active pharmaceuticals. Although there has been significant progress in the use of biotechnology, using tissue cultures and genetic transformation to investigate and alter pathways for the biosynthesis of target metabolites, there are many challenges involved in bringing plants from the laboratory to successful commercial cultivation. This book presents the latest advances in the development of medicinal drugs, including topics such as plant tissue cultures, secondary metabolite production, metabolomics, metabolic engineering, bioinformatics and future biotechnological directions. 



Metabolic engineering Natural products Phytopharmaceuticals Secondary plant metabolites

Editors and affiliations

  • Suman Chandra
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ajit Varma
    • 3
  1. 1., National Center for Natural Product ReseUniversity of MississippiUniversityUSA
  2. 2.Nat Center Natural Product Research, School of PharmacyUniversity of MississippiUNIVERSITYUSA
  3. 3.Amity Institute of Microbial SciencesAmity University Uttar PradeshNoidaIndia

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