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Antifungal Metabolites from Plants

Razzaghi-Abyaneh, Mehdi, Rai, Mahendra (Eds.)

2013, XIV, 469 p. 109 illus., 1 illus. in color.

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  • Illustrates the use of plants and plant-derived products to combat fungal diseases
  • Describes their usage in traditional systems such as Ayurveda
  • Useful source of information for researchers in the fields of botany, mycology, microbiology, and pharmacology

The goal of this book is to provide essential information on the use of different medicinal plants and their secondary metabolites for the treatment of various fungal diseases affecting human beings, animals and plants. 

It is divided in four parts: Part I examines the global distribution of plant-derived antifungal compounds, Part II deals with antifungal activities of plant metabolites, Part III includes plants used in Ayurveda and traditional systems for treating fungal diseases, and Part IV discusses the use of plant-derived products to protect plants against fungal diseases.

The book is of utmost importance to researchers, students, and teachers of medicine, botany, mycology, microbiology, and pharmacology.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Ayurveda - Candida - fungal disease - medicinal plants - natural products - secondary metabolites

Related subjects » Biochemistry & Biophysics - Complementary & Alternative Medicine - Medical Microbiology - Pharmacology & Toxicology - Plant Sciences

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