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Lichen Secondary Metabolites

Bioactive Properties and Pharmaceutical Potential

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  • © 2015


  • First book mainly dedicated to bioactive lichen derived secondary metabolites
  • Discusses beneficial properties of a broad spectrum of lichenic secondary metabolites including antibiotic, antiviral and anti-carcinogen activities
  • Offers an insight into the potential applications of lichens in medicine
  • Includes supplementary material:

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The present book discusses in detail the nature and bioactive properties of lichen secondary metabolites. Their therapeutic potential ranges from antibiotic to antioxidant and from anticarcinogenic to antiviral activity. It further discusses their use in traditional medicine and highlights possible future directions in the study of their pharmaceutical potential.

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Table of contents (8 chapters)


“This will be an extraordinarily valuable guide to possible lines of exploration and experimentation, but also a source of material to embellish lectures and field courses. … the editor is to be congratulated in realising a clear vision and providing a work that will be of great value not only to lichenologists, but also to all those involved in all aspects of drug discovery.” (IMA Fungus, Vol. 6 (1), June, 2015)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Faculty of Science, University of Kragujevac, Kragujevac, Serbia

    Branislav Ranković

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Lichen Secondary Metabolites

  • Book Subtitle: Bioactive Properties and Pharmaceutical Potential

  • Editors: Branislav Ranković

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-35516-0Published: 24 September 2016

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-13374-4Published: 31 December 2014

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: V, 202

  • Number of Illustrations: 2 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Mycology, Eukaryotic Microbiology, Pharmacotherapy

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