Plant Biotechnology for Health

From Secondary Metabolites to Molecular Farming

Authors: Alvarez, Maria Alejandra

  • It will have chapters related to successful cases in secondary metabolites production and molecular farming using in vitro plant cell cultures
  • It will be a review of the latest news related to Plant Biotechnology including molecular farming, secondary metabolism, mathematical modelling, etc
  • Focus will be in the in vitro platform for their advantages related to biosafety and controlled conditions of work that overcomes the disadvantages of plant growing in the field
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About this book

In this book emphasis will be put in the relevance of Plant Biotechnology for producing compounds of pharmaceutical and industrial relevance specifically the contribution of in vitro plant cell cultures for producing recombinant proteins (molecular farming) and compounds produced by plants useful for human and animal health (secondary metabolites) will be discussed. Also the description of some process held by whole plants will be included. The aim will be to provide relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings for professionals and researchers working in the field of Plant Biotechnology, molecular farming and biochemical engineering.

About the authors

Dr María Alejandra Alvarez completed her studies at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. She graduated in Biochemistry in 1981, and Pharmacy in 1995, obtained a MS on Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology in 1986 and a PhD on Plant Biotechnology in 1994. She was lecturer in grade and post grade courses of Botany, Pharmacobotany, Biotechnology, Food Biotechnology and Galenic Pharmacy at Universidad de Buenos Aires, Universidad Nacional de La Plata and Universidad Maimónides. Dr Alvarez started working on the production of compounds of pharmaceutical interest in in vitro plant cultures in 1986, being the author of numerous scientific articles. Her research interests include chemotaxonomy, medicinal plants, production of secondary metabolites and molecular farming. Currently, she is a member of the National Council of Research and Technology (CONICET) from Argentina, Professor of Pharmacobotany and Pharmacognoscy and director of the Plant Biotechnology Group at Universidad Maimónides and Professor of Biology at Colegio Divino Corazón.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Plants for Health: From Secondary Metabolites to Molecular Farming

    Alvarez, María Alejandra

    Pages 1-2

  • Plants for Health

    Alvarez, María Alejandra

    Pages 3-14

  • Plant Secondary Metabolism

    Alvarez, María Alejandra

    Pages 15-31

  • In Vitro Plant Cultures as Biofactories

    Alvarez, María Alejandra

    Pages 33-59

  • Solasodine Production in Solanum eleagnifolium in vitro Cultures

    Alvarez, María Alejandra

    Pages 61-79

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-05771-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-05770-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35813-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Plant Biotechnology for Health
Book Subtitle
From Secondary Metabolites to Molecular Farming
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-05771-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-05771-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-05770-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35813-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 161
Number of Illustrations and Tables
22 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
Topics