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Dietary Phytochemicals and Microbes

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  • Presents comprehensive reviews on the effects of various phytochemicals on microbes

  • Focuses on exploitation of antimicrobial properties of phytochemicals against drug-resistant pathogenic microbes

  • Contains information on the utilization of antimicrobial properties of phytochemicals in herbs for food preservation

  • Features the effects of phytochemicals on beneficial and harmful microbes of the gastrointestinal tract of humans and animals

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Antimicrobial Properties of Flavonoids

    • Luisa Pistelli, Irene Giorgi
    Pages 33-91
  3. Antiviral Properties of Phytochemicals

    • Ai-Lin Liu, Guan-Hua Du
    Pages 93-126
  4. Antimicrobial Properties of Organosulfur Compounds

    • Osman Sagdic, Fatih Tornuk
    Pages 127-156
  5. Antimicrobial Activities of Essential Oils

    • Danuta Kalemba, Martyna Matla, Anna Smętek
    Pages 157-183
  6. Phytochemicals Against Drug-Resistant Microbes

    • Manuel Simões, Madalena Lemos, Lúcia C. Simões
    Pages 185-205
  7. Phytochemicals as Anti-microbial Food Preservatives

    • Mehrdad Tajkarimi, Salam A. Ibrahim
    Pages 207-235
  8. Dietary Tannins on Microbial Ecology of the Gastrointestinal Tract in Ruminants

    • Amlan Kumar Patra, Byeng-Ryel Min, Jyotisna Saxena
    Pages 237-262
  9. Essentials Oils and Rumen Microbial Populations

    • Malgorzata Szumacher-Strabel, Adam Cieślak
    Pages 285-309
  10. Effect of Plant Secondary Metabolites on Rumen Methanogens and Methane Emissions by Ruminants

    • Devki Nandan Kamra, Mahesh Pawar, Beddyuti Singh
    Pages 351-370
  11. Phytochemicals and Gut Microbial Populations in Non-ruminants

    • Artabandhu Sahoo, Nira Manik Soren
    Pages 371-389
  12. Back Matter

    Pages 391-400

About this book

Humans have utilized the bioactive principles of different plants for various beneficial physiological properties including antimicrobial properties for many centuries. However, interests of using medicinal plants declined in the 20th century with the availability of effective synthetic antimicrobial drugs. The development of microbial resistance to various drugs has accelerated research interests towards the use of phytochemicals as alternatives to synthetic drugs in the recent years. This book presents an comprehensive reviews on the antimicrobial and antiviral properties of numerous recently reported phytochemicals, and their mechanisms of antimicrobial actions. Some of the chapters have critically discussed the beneficial and adverse effects of antibacterial, and stimulatory activities of dietary phytochemicals on rumen microbial populations, and gut microbial populations of humans and animals. Microbial adaptation and resistance of microbes to phytochemicals has also been highlighted. On the applied apects, the use of phytochemicals against drug resistance microbes, to treat microbial diseases, for food preservation, to inhibit methanogenic archaea in the rumen, and to modulate lipid biohydrogenating microbial populations to increase conjugated linoleic acids in animal-derived foods have been presented in different chapters.

Keywords

  • Antiviral agents
  • Food preservatives
  • Gastrointestinal microbiota
  • Microbes
  • Phytochemicals

Editors and Affiliations

  • of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Department of Animal Nutrition, West Bengal University, Belgachia, Kolkata, India

    Amlan K. Patra

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