Lichen Secondary Metabolites

Bioactive Properties and Pharmaceutical Potential

  • Branislav Ranković

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Branislav Ranković, Marijana Kosanić
    Pages 1-29
  3. Stuart D. Crawford
    Pages 31-97
  4. Marijana Kosanić, Branislav Ranković
    Pages 99-127
  5. Marijana Kosanić, Branislav Ranković
    Pages 129-153
  6. Damian C. Odimegwu, Kenneth Ngwoke, Chika Ejikeugwu, Charles O. Esimone
    Pages 199-214
  7. Marijana Kosanić, Branislav Ranković
    Pages 215-236
  8. Neeraj Verma, Bhaskar C. Behera
    Pages 237-260

About this book


This revised and extended edition provides in-depth insights into the benefits and untapped potential of lichen-derived bioactive compounds. The whole spectrum of these compounds’ biological and medical functions, from antibiotic to antiviral and anti-carcinogenic properties, is presented. In addition, a new chapter discusses the anti-neurodegenerative and anti-diabetic activities of lichenic secondary metabolites. Given its scope, the book offers a valuable asset for students and researchers in this field.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Branislav Ranković
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of ScienceUniversity of KragujevacKragujevacSerbia

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