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Cannabis sativa L. - Botany and Biotechnology

Editors: Chandra, Suman, Lata, Hemant, ElSohly, Mahmoud A. (Eds.)

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  • Highlights the latest research on Cannabis sativa
  • Covers important aspects of Cannabis research
  • Written by prominent scientists from around the globe
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This book highlights current Cannabis research: its botany, authentication, biotechnology, in vitro propagation, chemistry, cannabinoids biosynthesis, metabolomics, genomics, biomass production, quality control, and pharmacology.

Cannabis sativa L. (Family: Cannabaceae) is one of the oldest sources of fiber, food and medicine.  This plant has been of interest to researchers, general public and media not only due to its medicinal properties but also the controversy surrounding its illicit use. Cannabis has a long history of medicinal use in the Middle East and Asia, being first introduced as a medicine in Western Europe in the early 19th century. Due to its numerous natural constituents, Cannabis is considered a chemically complex species. It contains a unique class of terpeno-phenolic compounds (cannabinoids or phytocannabinoids), which have been extensively studied since the discovery of the chemical structure of tetrah

ydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC), commonly known as THC, the main constituent responsible for the plant’s psychoactive effects. An additionally important cannabinoid of current interest is Cannabidiol (CBD). There has been a significant interest in CBD and CBD oil (extract of CBD rich Cannabis) over the last few years because of its reported activity as an antiepileptic agent, particularly its potential use in the treatment of intractable epilepsy in children.

About the authors

Suman Chandra, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist 
National Center for Natural Products Research 
Research School of Pharmaceutical Sciences 
School of Pharmacy 
The University of Mississippi, USA

Hemant Lata, Ph.D. 

Senior Research Scientist 
National Center for Natural Products Research 
Research School of Pharmaceutical Sciences 
School of Pharmacy 
The University of Mississippi, USA

Mahmoud A. ElSohly, Ph.D. 
Research Professor 
National Center for Natural Products Research 
Research School of Pharmaceutical Sciences 
School of Pharmacy 
The University of Mississippi, USA 

ElSohly Laboratories Inc. 
Oxford, Mississippi, USA 

Table of contents (22 chapters)

Table of contents (22 chapters)
  • Classification of Cannabis sativa L. in Relation to Agricultural, Biotechnological, Medical and Recreational Utilization

    Pages 1-62

    Small, Ernest

  • History of Cannabis as Medicine: Nineteenth Century Irish Physicians and Correlations of Their Observations to Modern Research

    Pages 63-78

    Russo, Ethan B.

  • Cannabis sativa L.: Botany and Horticulture

    Pages 79-100

    Chandra, Suman (et al.)

  • Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica versus “Sativa” and “Indica”

    Pages 101-121

    McPartland, John M.

  • Morpho-Anatomy of Marijuana (Cannabis sativa L.)

    Pages 123-136

    Raman, Vijayasankar (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cannabis sativa L. - Botany and Biotechnology
Editors
  • Suman Chandra
  • Hemant Lata
  • Mahmoud A. ElSohly
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-54564-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-54564-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-54563-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85425-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 474
Number of Illustrations
35 b/w illustrations, 63 illustrations in colour
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