Recent Trends in Biotechnology and Therapeutic Applications of Medicinal Plants

  • Mohd. Shahid
  • Anwar Shahzad
  • Abida Malik
  • Aastha Sahai

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Anwar Shahzad, Arjumend Shaheen, M. Imran Kozgar, Aastha Sahai, Shiwali Sharma
    Pages 1-23
  3. Shiwali Sharma, Anwar Shahzad
    Pages 25-49
  4. Shiwali Sharma, Anwar Shahzad, Aastha Sahai
    Pages 51-78
  5. Mohd. Shahid, Fazal K. Dar, Abdulrahman Y. Ismaeel, Ali Al-Mahmeed, Khalid Al Sindi, Abida Malik et al.
    Pages 93-107
  6. Ricardo Salazar-Aranda, Luis A. Pérez-López, Verónica Rivas-Galindo, Noemí Waksman de Torres
    Pages 131-188
  7. Pranay Jain, Ram Kumar Pundir
    Pages 213-224
  8. Aastha Sahai, Anwar Shahzad, Mohd. Shahid
    Pages 225-252
  9. Adil Raza, Fatima Shujatullah, Haris M. Khan, Mohd. Shahid, Abida Malik
    Pages 253-262
  10. Anwar Shahzad, Arjumend Shaheen
    Pages 293-304
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 349-357

About this book

Introduction

The necessity of safe and cost effective medication especially for under developed and developing regions of the world together with emergence of new chronic and drug resistant diseases have prompted scientists to look towards medicinal plants as agents for treatment and prevention. This book provides an overview of advances and recent trends in medicinal plant sciences along with biotechnological interventions that has made it increasingly feasible to exploit these natural resources and transform traditional medicines into modern drugs. The book starts with a chapter discussing different types of phytoactive compounds which are the elementary substances behind medicinal action of plant extracts. Thereafter different biotechnological tools and techniques like bioreactors, hairy root culture and elicitation which are utilized to enhance and tap these valuable compounds at commercial level, are discussed in detail. The publication provides state-of-the-art information on the recent trends and technologies in medicinal plant science. The novel approaches of using plants as a source for neutraceuticals and vaccines have been thoroughly discussed in light of ongoing advancements. This work also features a compilation of standardized in vitro conservation protocols for some commercially important, rare, threatened and endangered medicinal plants. The book includes work from researchers on antimicrobial activity of various plants species native to different geographical regions around the globe. The book provides an essential text for advanced students, teachers, and research scientists in the fields of pharmacy, medical sciences, plant biotechnology, phytochemistry, and plant tissue culture.

Keywords

Antimicrobial Biotechnology Medicinal plants Micropropagation Therapeutics

Editors and affiliations

  • Mohd. Shahid
    • 1
  • Anwar Shahzad
    • 2
  • Abida Malik
    • 3
  • Aastha Sahai
    • 4
  1. 1.Arabian Gulf University, Department Of Medical MicrobiologyCollege of Medicine & Medical SciencesManamaBahrain
  2. 2., Department of BotanyAligarh Muslim UniversityAligarhIndia
  3. 3., Department of MicrobiologyAligarh Muslim UniversityAligarhIndia
  4. 4., Department of BotanyAligarh Muslim UniversityAligarhIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6603-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-6602-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-6603-7
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