Natural Bio-active Compounds

Volume 3: Biotechnology, Bioengineering, and Molecular Approaches

  • Mohd Sayeed Akhtar
  • Mallappa Kumara Swamy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Sharadwata Pan, Dominic Agyei, Jaison Jeevanandam, Michael K. Danquah
    Pages 1-29
  3. Ajay Kumar, Sushil Kumar, Thuruthiyil Dennis Thomas, Nirala Ramchiary, Mallappa Kumara Swamy, Ilyas Ahmad
    Pages 31-57
  4. Lakkakula Satish, Arockiam Sagina Rency, Balasubramanian C. Muthubharathi, Sasanala Shamili, Ramakrishnan Rameshkumar, Mallappa Kumara Swamy et al.
    Pages 79-122
  5. Muhammad Aasim, Muhammad Sameeullah, Mehmet Karataş, Seyma Bakirci, Allah Bakhsh, Mohd Sayeed Akhtar
    Pages 123-152
  6. Maryam Vahedi, Roghaye Karimi, Jitendriya Panigrahi, Saikat Gantait
    Pages 205-223
  7. Mohammad Idrees, Faruck Lukmanul Hakkim, Gowhar Ahmed Naikoo, Israr Ul Hassan
    Pages 225-236
  8. Arockiam Sagina Rency, Subramani Pandian, Rakkammal Kasinathan, Lakkakula Satish, Mallappa Kumara Swamy, Manikandan Ramesh
    Pages 237-264
  9. Shweta Raj, Prakash Saudagar
    Pages 265-286
  10. Munish Sharma, Archana Koul, Deepak Sharma, Sanjana Kaul, Mallappa Kumara Swamy, Manoj K. Dhar
    Pages 287-316
  11. Faruck Lukmanul Hakkim, Mohammad Idrees, Hamid A. Bakshi, Laiqahmed Mombasawala, Luay Rashan
    Pages 317-330

About this book


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. 


Plant-microbe interactions Natural bioactive compounds Biotechnological Approaches Plant Tissue Culture Medicinal Plant Cultivation

Editors and affiliations

  • Mohd Sayeed Akhtar
    • 1
  • Mallappa Kumara Swamy
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BotanyGandhi Faiz-e-Aam CollegeShahjahanpurIndia
  2. 2.Department of BiotechnologyEast West First Grade College of ScienceBengaluruIndia

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