Microorganisms for Sustainability

Medically Important Plant Biomes: Source of Secondary Metabolites

Editors: Egamberdieva, Dilfuza, Tiezzi, Antonio (Eds.)

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  • Offers a valuable, up-to-date overview of the current research on medicinal plants
  • Provides insights into various aspects of medicinal plant-associated microbes 
  • Explores medicinal plant-associated microbes for their pharmaceutical, agricultural and industrial applications
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This book provides insights into various aspects of medicinal plant-associated microbes, known to be a unique source of biological active compounds, including their biotechnological uses and their potential in pharmaceutical, agricultural and industrial applications. Featuring review papers and original research by leading experts in the field, it discusses medicinal plants and their interactions with the environment; medicinal plants as a source of biologically active compounds; medicinal plant-associated microbes (diversity and metabolites); their pharmaceutical, agricultural and industrial applications as well as their potential applications as plant growth stimulators and biocontrol agents. 

As such the book offers a valuable, up-to-date overview of the current research on medicinal plants, their ecology, biochemistry and associated biomes.  

About the authors

Dilfuza Egamberdieva graduated in Biology from the National University of Uzbekistan in 1993 and received her PhD in Agricultural Sciences from the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, in 2000. She conducted her postdoctoral studies at the Helsinki University of Finland, University of Florence, Italy; Manchester Metropolitan University, UK; Leiden University in the Netherlands and Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research, Germany. She established the research laboratory “Plant microbe interactions” at the National University of Uzbekistan. She has received numerous fellowship and awards for her academic achievements, including UNESCO-L’OREAL Fellowship for Women in Science; UNESCO-MAB Award and Alexander Von Humboldt Fellowship. In 2012 she was awarded the TWAS Prize in Agricultural Sciences for her innovative contributions to the study of plant-microbe interactions in stressed environments. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers in international journals, 40 chapters including in 4 books published by Springer.

Antonio Tiezzi graduated in Biology from the University of Siena, Italy, in 1979. He then worked at Siena University and was a visiting scholar at the Biozentrum, Basel, Switzerland, under an EMBO fellowship. In 1982 gained experience in the vaccine industry at Sclavo (now GSK) in Siena, and in 1983 he undertook research at the Einstein College of Medicine, NY, USA. In 1985 he worked at the Dept. of Environmental Sciences of Siena University and since 1992 he has been a Professor of Plant Cytology at Tuscia University, Viterbo, Italy. His main research areas include plant cytoskeleton – he discovered the motor protein kinesin in plants and became a board member of the European Cytoskeleton Forum; and bioactive plant substances. He has published 95 papers in peer-reviewed journals and 25 book chapters; has edited 3 books, including 1 book published by Springer; has participated in numerous international meetings and has coordinated national and international educational/research networks and projects.  

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Ethnobotanical Aspects of Some Traditional Medicinal Plants

    Pages 1-19

    Ahmad, Iftikhar (et al.)

  • Medicinal Plant: Environment Interaction and Mitigation to Abiotic Stress

    Pages 21-50

    Abid, Murtaza (et al.)

  • Antibacterial, Antifungal, and Antiviral Properties of Medical Plants

    Pages 51-65

    Jabborova, Dilfuza (et al.)

  • Biologically Active Components of the Western Ghats Medicinal Fern Diplazium esculentum

    Pages 67-83

    Greeshma, Ammatanda A. (et al.)

  • Medicinal Plants as a Source of Alkaloids

    Pages 85-113

    Laghezza Masci, Valentina (et al.)

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Hardcover $179.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Medically Important Plant Biomes: Source of Secondary Metabolites
Editors
  • Dilfuza Egamberdieva
  • Antonio Tiezzi
Series Title
Microorganisms for Sustainability
Series Volume
15
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-9566-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-9566-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-9565-9
Series ISSN
2512-1901
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 351
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour
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