Natural Bio-active Compounds

Volume 1: Production and Applications

Editors: Akhtar, Mohd Sayeed, Swamy, Mallappa Kumara, Sinniah, Uma Rani (Eds.)

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  • Elaborates major classes of compounds like alkaloids, tannins, saponins, lignin, glycosides, and terpenoids, which are integral part of plant-microbe interactions for adapting to environmental irregularities 
  • Describes the chemistry of bioactive plant secondary metabolites, their production and pharmacological properties, as well as biotechnological approaches to tackling various human diseases 
  • Offers a valuable asset for all students, educators, and healthcare professionals involved in medicinal plant cultivation, plant tissue culture, in vitro production of secondary metabolites, and therapeutic research 
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Bioactive compounds produced by natural sources, such as plants, microbes, endophytic fungi, etc., can potentially be applied in various fields, including agriculture, biotechnology and biomedicine. Several bioactive compounds have proved to be invaluable in mediating plant-microbe interactions, and promoting plant growth and development. Due to their numerous health-promoting properties, these compounds have been widely used as a source of medication since ancient times. 

However, there is an unprecedented need to meet the growing demand for natural bioactive compounds in the flavor and fragrance, food, and pharmaceutical industries. Moreover, discovering new lead molecules from natural sources is essential to overcoming the rising number of new diseases. In this regard, natural bioactive compounds hold tremendous potential for new drug discovery. Therefore, this field of research has become a vital area for researchers interested in understanding the chemistry, biosynthetic mechanisms, and pharmacological activities of these bioactive metabolites. This book describes the basics of bioactive plant compounds, their chemical properties, and their pharmacological biotechnological properties with regard to various human diseases and applications in the drug, cosmetics and herbal industries. It offers a valuable asset for all students, educators, researchers, and healthcare experts involved in agronomy, ecology, crop science, molecular biology, stress physiology, and natural products. 

About the authors

Dr. Mohd Sayeed Akhtar (PhD) is an Assistant Professor at Gandhi Faiz-e-Aam College, Shahjahanpur, UP, India. He received his PhD degree from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), India in 2008, prior to conducting post-doctoral research at the Botanical Institute, University of Basel (BIB), Switzerland (2008–2010), and at Chonbuk National University (CBNU), Republic of Korea in 2011. He was an Assistant Professor at Jimma University, Ethiopia (2011-2014), and a fellow researcher at the Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), (2014-2015). Dr. Akhtar has more than 15 years of research and 10 years of teaching experience in soil microbiology, applied microbiology, environmental microbiology, molecular biology, plant pathology and plant nanobiotechnology. He has authored or co-authored more than one hundred articles in peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, and book chapters, and has edited 10 books with international publishers. Further, he serves as an editorial board member and reviewer for several high-impact international journals. His current research is focused on rhizospheric plant-microbe interactions and molecular biotechnology, bioremediation, biomineralization, nano-fertilizers and nanobiotechnology. 

Dr. Mallappa Kumara Swamy (PhD) is a Professor and Head of the Department of Biotechnology at East West College of Science, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. He completed his postdoctoral research at the Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia. Before that, he had worked as an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Biotechnology, Padmashree Institute of Management and Sciences, Bangalore University, Bengaluru, India. He received his PhD (Biotechnology) from Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, India in 2013. He has more than 15 years of teaching and research experience in the fields of plant biotechnology, secondary metabolite production, phytochemistry and bioactive studies. Dr. Swamy has authored 80 research publications in peer-reviewed journals and 16 book chapters. Recently, he has edited four books published by Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., Singapore. He also serves as an editorial board member and reviewer for several high-impact international journals. His current research is focused on cell and tissue culture technology for bioactive compound production, and on nanotechnology for medical applications. 

Dr. Uma Rani Sinniah (PhD) is a Professor at the Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). She has more than 35 years of teaching and research experience in the fields of plant biology, seed technology, cryobiology, germplasm conservation, and plant secondary metabolites, and has successfully completed several projects supported by various national and international funding bodies. She has published more than 95 research articles in peer-reviewed journals, and eight book chapters. Her current research is focused on seed science and technology, cryopreservation, plant cell and tissue culture, and secondary metabolite production. 

Table of contents (22 chapters)

Table of contents (22 chapters)
  • Production and Application of Novel Bio-active Compounds by Endophytic Microbes

    Pages 1-40

    Filho, Julio Alves Cardoso

  • Endophytes: The Unmapped Repository for Natural Products

    Pages 41-70

    Sarethy, Indira P. (et al.)

  • Microbial Hosts as a Promising Platform for Polyphenol Production

    Pages 71-103

    Braga, Adelaide (et al.)

  • Endolichenic Fungi from Common Lichens as New Sources for Valuable Bio-active Compounds

    Pages 105-127

    Santiago, Krystle Angelique Aguda (et al.)

  • Strategic Approaches for the Purification of Glycosides from Natural Sources

    Pages 129-147

    Gupta, Anand Shyamlal

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eBook $189.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Natural Bio-active Compounds
Book Subtitle
Volume 1: Production and Applications
Editors
  • Mohd Sayeed Akhtar
  • Mallappa Kumara Swamy
  • Uma Rani Sinniah
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-7154-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-7154-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-7153-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 608
Number of Illustrations
79 b/w illustrations, 45 illustrations in colour
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