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Natural Bio-active Compounds

Volume 3: Biotechnology, Bioengineering, and Molecular Approaches

Editors: Akhtar, Mohd Sayeed, Swamy, Mallappa Kumara (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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Natural bioactive compounds have become an integral part of plant-microbe interactions geared toward adaptation to environmental changes. They regulate symbiosis, induce seed germination, and manifest allelopathic effects, i.e., they inhibit the growth of competing plant species in their vicinity. In addition, the use of natural bioactive compounds and their products is considered to be suitable and safe in e.g. alternative medicine. Thus, there is an unprecedented need to meet the increasing demand for plant secondary metabolites in the flavor and fragrance, food, and pharmaceutical industries. However, it is difficult to obtain a constant quantity of compounds from the cultivated plants, as their yield fluctuates due to several factors including genotypic variations, the geography, edaphic conditions, harvesting and processing methods. Yet familiarity with these substances and the exploration of various approaches could open new avenues in their production. 

This book describes the basis of bioactive plant compounds, their mechanisms and molecular actions with regard to various human diseases, and their applications in the drug, cosmetic and herbal industries. Accordingly, it offers a valuable resource for 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. 

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Bio-active Peptides: Role in Plant Growth and Defense

    Pages 1-29

    Pan, Sharadwata (et al.)

  • Linking Omics Approaches to Medicinal Plants and Human Health

    Pages 31-57

    Kumar, Ajay (et al.)

  • Application of Biotechnology in Producing Plant Bio-active Compounds

    Pages 59-78

    Pereira, Glaucia C.

  • Transgenic Plant Cell Cultures: A Promising Approach for Secondary Metabolite Production

    Pages 79-122

    Satish, Lakkakula (et al.)

  • An Insight into Biotechnological Approaches Used for the Improvement of Secondary Metabolites from the Medicinal Aquatic Plant, Water Hyssop (Bacopa monnieri L.)

    Pages 123-152

    Aasim, Muhammad (et al.)

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eBook $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-7438-8
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Hardcover $199.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-7437-1
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Natural Bio-active Compounds
Book Subtitle
Volume 3: Biotechnology, Bioengineering, and Molecular Approaches
Editors
  • Mohd Sayeed Akhtar
  • Mallappa Kumara Swamy
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-7438-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-7438-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-7437-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 330
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
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