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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 1-26
  3. Stuart D. Crawford
    Pages 27-80
  4. Marijana Kosanić, Branislav Ranković
    Pages 81-104
  5. Marijana Kosanić, Branislav Ranković
    Pages 105-125
  6. Hülya Zeytinoğlu Sivas
    Pages 147-164
  7. Damian C. Odimegwu, Chika Ejikeugwu, Charles C. Esimone
    Pages 165-177
  8. Neeraj Verma, Bhaskar C. Behera
    Pages 179-202

About this book


The present book discusses in detail the nature and bioactive properties of lichen secondary metabolites. Their therapeutic potential ranges from antibiotic to antioxidant and from anticarcinogenic to antiviral activity. It further discusses their use in traditional medicine and highlights possible future directions in the study of their pharmaceutical potential.


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Editors and affiliations

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

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“This will be an extraordinarily valuable guide to possible lines of exploration and experimentation, but also a source of material to embellish lectures and field courses. … the editor is to be congratulated in realising a clear vision and providing a work that will be of great value not only to lichenologists, but also to all those involved in all aspects of drug discovery.” (IMA Fungus, Vol. 6 (1), June, 2015)