Natural Products

Phytochemistry, Botany and Metabolism of Alkaloids, Phenolics and Terpenes

Editors: Ramawat, Kishan Gopal, Mérillon, Jean-Michel (Eds.)

  • First reference work comprising all information about natural products in one place
  • Combines chemical as well as biological based information
  • Easy to find and easy to read because of repetitive and uniform chapter structure
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About this Reference Work

This reference work provides a wealth of information regarding medicinal plants and phytochemicals. It is addressed both to researchers and teachers.

The handbook describes phytochemicals, which, by the strictest definition, are chemicals that are produced by plants. During the last decades, more and more groups became actively involved in exploring plants for useful metabolites that lead to the identification of several useful curative agents and many promising molecules to fight and/or prevent diseases, including carcinogenesis and stroke. But when we talk about phytochemicals, there are also medicinal plants where not a single molecule is responsible for the observed properties. This reference work therefore reviews and compiles the information on both these aspects.

The volumes contain contributions on phytochemicals and herbal extracts. A large number of natural products obtained from plants and microorganisms is used in cosmetic, drug, flavor and fragrance industries. For this compilation, a range of the most important medicinal herbs and phytochemicals were selected and are described by the recognized authors in the field.

The present reference work encompasses the information about well established phytochemicals, biology and biotechnology of medicinal plants or their products, their biosynthesis, novel production strategies, demand and uses, metabolism and bioavailability. There is a surge of information published in recent years on herbal medicine and their pharmacologic effects with single books available on varied subjects. However, all this information is widespread and difficult to overview. Researchers who wish to keep a pace with the rapidly developing field of natural products can now consult this newly compiled handbook to find all information about bioactive molecules and medicinal plants thoroughly compiled in one place!

About the authors

Professor (Dr.) K.G. Ramawat
Coordinator: UGC-DRS programme
Botany Department
M.L. Sukhadia University
Udaipur 313001
India

E-mail: kg_ramawat@yahoo.com


Professor Jean-Michel Merillon
University of Bordeaux 2
Institute des sciences de la Vigne and vin
210, Chemin de Leysotte
Villanave d’Ornon
France

E-mail: jean-michel.merillon@u-bordeaux2.fr


Table of contents (139 chapters)

  • Microbial Production of Plant Benzylisoquinoline Alkaloids

    Matsumura, Eitaro (et al.)

    Pages 3-24

  • Alkaloids of Marine Macroalgae

    Güven, Kasım Cemal (et al.)

    Pages 25-37

  • Neurotoxic Alkaloids from Cyanobacteria

    Kellmann, Ralf (et al.)

    Pages 39-83

  • Bioproduction of Terpenoid Indole Alkaloids from Catharanthus roseus Cell Cultures

    Almagro, Lorena (et al.)

    Pages 85-117

  • Bioactive Alkaloids from South American Psychotria and Related Rubiaceae

    Matsuura, Hélio Nitta (et al.)

    Pages 119-147

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  • ISBN 978-3-642-22145-3
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eReference $3,000.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-22144-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Natural Products
Book Subtitle
Phytochemistry, Botany and Metabolism of Alkaloids, Phenolics and Terpenes
Editors
  • Kishan Gopal Ramawat
  • Jean-Michel Mérillon
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: CBS Publishers, New Delhi, India
Print ISBN
978-3-642-22143-9
Print + eBook ISBN
978-3-642-22145-3
eReference ISBN
978-3-642-22144-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLII, 4242
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1330 b/w illustrations, 239 illustrations in colour
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