Biotechnology for Medicinal Plants

Micropropagation and Improvement

Editors: Chandra, Suman, Lata, Hemant, Varma, Ajit (Eds.)

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Plant-based medicines play an important role in all cultures, and have been indispensable in maintaining health and combating diseases. The identification of active principles and their molecular targets from traditional medicine provides an enormous opportunity for drug development. Using modern biotechnology, plants with specific chemical compositions can be mass propagated and genetically improved for the extraction of bulk active pharmaceuticals. Although there has been significant progress in the use of biotechnology, using tissue cultures and genetic transformation to investigate and alter pathways for the biosynthesis of target metabolites, there are many challenges involved in bringing plants from the laboratory to successful commercial cultivation. This book presents the latest advances in the development of medicinal drugs, including topics such as plant tissue cultures, secondary metabolite production, metabolomics, metabolic engineering, bioinformatics and future biotechnological directions.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Downstream Processes for Plant Cell and Tissue Culture

    Pages 1-27

    Yesil-Celiktas, Ozlem (et al.)

  • Agrobacterium rhizogenes-Mediated Transformation in Medicinal Plants: Prospects and Challenges

    Pages 29-68

    Roychowdhury, Dipasree (et al.)

  • Scutellaria: Biotechnology, Phytochemistry and Its Potential as a Commercial Medicinal Crop

    Pages 69-99

    Joshee, N. (et al.)

  • Microbial Endophytes: Progress and Challenges

    Pages 101-121

    Rathod, Dnyaneshwar (et al.)

  • The Role of Biotechnology in Cannabis sativa Propagation for the Production of Phytocannabinoids

    Pages 123-148

    Chandra, Suman (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biotechnology for Medicinal Plants
Book Subtitle
Micropropagation and Improvement
Editors
  • Suman Chandra
  • Hemant Lata
  • Ajit Varma
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: CBS Publishers, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-29974-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-29974-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-29973-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43054-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 464
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