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Compendium of Plant Genomes

The Neem Genome

Editors: Gowda, Malali, Sheetal, Ambardar, Kole, Chittaranjan (Eds.)

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  • Details the botany of neem, an ancient medicinal plant, the traditional use of neem in herbal medicine, and the use of neem products in agriculture
  • Discusses the biochemistry, medicinal properties, and molecular biology of bioactives in neem
  • Addresses draft genome sequencing, genome assembly, gene annotation, synteny with allied genomes and comparison of gene families
  • Elaborates on tissue culture research on neem and the impact of genome sequencing on neem breeding
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This book describes the sequencing efforts for Neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss), one of the most versatile tropical evergreen tree species. The neem tree is a source of various natural products, including the potent biopesticide azadirachtin and limonoids, which have a broad spectrum of activity against insect pests and microbial pathogens. To identify genes and pathways in neem, three neem genomes and several transcriptomes are studied using next-generation sequencing technologies.
Neem has been extensively used in Ayurveda, Unani and homoeopathic medicine and is often referred to as the ‘village pharmacy’ by natives due to its wealth of medicinal properties.
Besides the description of the genome, this book discusses the neem microbiome and its role in the production of neem metabolites like salanin, nimbin and exopy-azadirachtin under in vitro conditions. It also highlights cell and tissue culture using various neem explants including the leaf, root, shoot, cambium, etc. 

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Neem: Traditional Knowledge from Ayurveda

    Pages 1-12

    Venugopalan Nair, S. N. (et al.)

  • Heritage of Neem–Peepal Tree Resides a Profound Scientific Facts

    Pages 13-19

    Ashalatha, K. L. (et al.)

  • Method to Quantify Plant Secondary Metabolites: Quantification of Neem Metabolites from Leaf, Bark, and Seed Extracts as an Example

    Pages 21-30

    Rangiah, Kannan (et al.)

  • Utilization of Neem and Neem Products in Agriculture

    Pages 31-48

    Sharma, Rishu (et al.)

  • Phylogeny of Neem and Related Species in the Meliaceae Family

    Pages 49-51

    Kuravadi, Nagesh A. (et al.)

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eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-16122-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-16121-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Neem Genome
Editors
  • Malali Gowda
  • Ambardar Sheetal
  • Chittaranjan Kole
Series Title
Compendium of Plant Genomes
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-16122-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-16122-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-16121-7
Series ISSN
2199-4781
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 123
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