Medicinal Plant Biotechnology

Edited by Rajesh Arora
January 2011
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    4th January 2011
  • ISBN 9781845936785
  • Language English
  • Pages 384 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"
  • Images illus

There have been rapid advances in the field of plant biotechnology in recent years, increasing the potential for medical application. Covering the latest advances in the use of plants to produce medicinal drugs and vaccines, this volume examines topics including plant tissue culture, secondary metabolite production, metabolomics and metabolic engineering, bioinformatics, molecular farming and future biotechnological directions, with contributors from key researchers in the field. Medicinal Plant Biotechnology is an essential reference for researchers in plant biology and biotechnology, medical sciences and pharmacology.

"This authoratitive text on medicinal plant biotechnology, given the rapid advances in this field in recent years, will be of interest to many. Many of the areas are new and of current interest and have not previously been collected together in the same volume....The chapters are well illustrated and referenced, and given the importance of the subject areas, Medicinal Plant Biotechnology will be an essential resource for researchers in all aspects of plant biotechnology."

Elizabeth M Williamson, School of Pharmacy, University of Reading, UK - , Phytotherapy Research

1. Emerging Trends in Medicinal Plant Biotechnology
2. Medicinal Compounds Produced in Plant Cell Factories
3. Biotechnological Characterization of Populations of Podophyllum hexandrum Royle.
4. Traditional and Biotechnological Strategies for Conservation of Podophyllum hexandrum Royle
5. Microsatellite Markers: Potential and Opportunities in Medicinal Plants
6. In vitro-Propagation of Medicinal Plants for Conservation and Quality Assurance
7. Propagation of elite Cannabis sativa L. for the production of 9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
8. In Vitro Saponin Production in Plant Cell And Tissue Cultures
9. Podophyllotoxin and Related Lignans: Biotechnological Production by In Vitro Plant Cell Cultures
10. Hairy Root Culture: Copying Nature in New Bioprocesses
11. Genetic Transformation of Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don. for Augmenting Secondary Metabolite Production
12. Podophyllum Endophytic Fungi
13. Biotechnology of Vinca major and Vinca minor
14. Analytical Platforms and Databases from Plant Transcriptomics to Metabolomics
15. Docking-based Virtual Screening of Anticancer Drugs
16. Population Structure and Molecular Characterization of Podophyllum hexandrum
17. Plant Virus Vector Systems for the Production and Delivery of Biopharmaceuticals
18. Novel Medicinal Plants for the Production and Delivery of Vaccines
19. Noscapinoids: A New Class of Anti-cancer Drugs Demand Biotechnological Intervention
20. Recent Developments in Chemistry and Biotechnology of Podophyllum
21. Plant-derived Recombinant Griffithsin
22. Camptothecins: SAR, QSAR, and Biotechnology

Rajesh Arora

Rajesh Arora is at the Research and Development Organization, Delhi.