Biotechnological Approaches for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

Conservation, Genetic Improvement and Utilization

Editors: Kumar, Nitish (Ed.)

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  • Provides up-to-date information about micropropagation procedure of medicinal plants
  • Provides the information for transgenic development procedure
  • Elaborates on the strategy for secondary metabolite analysis and its improvement in medicinal plants
  • Describes strategy for cryopreservation of medicinal plants
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For the majority of the world’s population, medicinal and aromatic plants are the most important source of life-saving drugs. Biotechnological tools represent important resources for selecting, multiplying and conserving the critical genotypes of medicinal plants.

In this regard, in-vitro regeneration holds tremendous potential for the production of high-quality plant-based medicines, while cryopreservation – a long-term conservation method using liquid nitrogen – provides an opportunity to conserve endangered medicinal and aromatic plants. In-vitro production of secondary metabolites in plant cell suspension cultures has been reported for various medicinal plants, and bioreactors represent a key step toward the commercial production of secondary metabolites by means of plant biotechnology.

Addressing these key aspects, the book contains 29 chapters, divided into three sections.

Section 1: In-vitro production of secondary metabolites

Section 2: In-vitro propagation, genetic transformation and germplasm conservation

Section 3: Conventional and molecular approaches


About the authors

Dr. Nitish Kumar has eight years of teaching and research experience in Plant Biotechnology, and is currently working as an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Biological Science, Biotechnology Programme, Central University of South Bihar, India. He received his PhD degree in Botany from CSIR-CSMCRI/Bhavnagar University, India. He received the Outstanding Faculty in Biological Sciences Award from the Venus International Foundation, Chennai, India in 2017. He has received many other awards\fellowships during his academic career from organizations including the CSIR, DBT, ICAR and DST, as well as a Fast Track Young Scientist Award from the DST, Govt. of India in 2013. Dr. Kumar has published more than 40 research papers in peer-reviewed journals of national & international repute. He is a member of several academic bodies/societies and serves as an Associate Editor for the journal “GENE”.

Table of contents (29 chapters)

Table of contents (29 chapters)
  • Production of Plant Secondary Metabolites: Current Status and Future Prospects

    Silpa, P. (et al.)

    Pages 3-25

  • The Effects of rol Genes of Agrobacterium rhizogenes on Morphogenesis and Secondary Metabolite Accumulation in Medicinal Plants

    Sarkar, Sayantika (et al.)

    Pages 27-51

  • Conventional and Biotechnological Approaches to Enhance Steviol Glycosides (SGs) in Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni

    Modi, Arpan (et al.)

    Pages 53-62

  • Effect of Chemical Elicitors on Pentacyclic Triterpenoid Production in In Vitro Cultures of Achyranthes aspera L.

    Sailo, L. (et al.)

    Pages 63-86

  • The Current Status and Future Applications of Hairy Root Cultures

    Dhiman, Nisha (et al.)

    Pages 87-155

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biotechnological Approaches for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
Book Subtitle
Conservation, Genetic Improvement and Utilization
Editors
  • Nitish Kumar
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-0535-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-0535-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-0534-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 665
Number of Illustrations
49 b/w illustrations, 69 illustrations in colour
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