Dietary Phytochemicals and Microbes

  • Amlan K. Patra

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Luisa Pistelli, Irene Giorgi
    Pages 33-91
  3. Ai-Lin Liu, Guan-Hua Du
    Pages 93-126
  4. Osman Sagdic, Fatih Tornuk
    Pages 127-156
  5. Danuta Kalemba, Martyna Matla, Anna Smętek
    Pages 157-183
  6. Manuel Simões, Madalena Lemos, Lúcia C. Simões
    Pages 185-205
  7. Mehrdad Tajkarimi, Salam A. Ibrahim
    Pages 207-235
  8. Amlan Kumar Patra, Byeng-Ryel Min, Jyotisna Saxena
    Pages 237-262
  9. Malgorzata Szumacher-Strabel, Adam Cieślak
    Pages 285-309
  10. Devki Nandan Kamra, Mahesh Pawar, Beddyuti Singh
    Pages 351-370
  11. Artabandhu Sahoo, Nira Manik Soren
    Pages 371-389
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 391-400

About this book

Introduction

Humans have utilized the bioactive principles of different plants for various beneficial physiological properties, including antimicrobial properties, for many centuries. However, with the availability of effective, synthetic antimicrobial drugs, interest in using medicinal plants declined during the 20th century. In recent years, the development of microbial resistance to various drugs has focused research on the use of phytochemicals as alternatives to synthetic drugs.

This book presents comprehensive reviews on the antimicrobial and antiviral properties of numerous recently reported phytochemicals, and their mechanisms of antimicrobial actions. Several chapters critically discuss the beneficial as well as adverse effects of antibacterial, and stimulatory activities of dietary phytochemicals on rumen and gut microbial populations of humans and animals. Microbial adaptation and the resistance of microbes to phytochemicals are also highlighted with other chapters covering more applied aspects.

Keywords

Antiviral agents Food preservatives Gastrointestinal microbiota Microbes Phytochemicals

Editors and affiliations

  • Amlan K. Patra
    • 1
  1. 1.of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Department of Animal NutritionWest Bengal UniversityBelgachia, KolkataIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-3926-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-3925-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-3926-0
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