Naturally Occurring Bioactive Compounds

Edited by

  • Mahendra Rai, Professor and Head, Department of Biotechnology, Amravati University, Maharashtra, India
  • Maria Carpinella, Fine Chemicals and Natural Products Laboratory, School of Chemistry, Catholic University of Cordob, Argentina

This timely book provides an overview of natural products/botanicals used for the management of insect-pest and diseases. It will help readers to update and widen their knowledge about natural products and their bio-activities against plant pathogens. The volume explores activity, chemistry, toxicity and geographic distribution of plants. Discussions concerning the methodology used for the detection of active principles, their mode of action and commercial prospects are of utmost importance and worthy of note.
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Phytochemists; Combinatorial Chemists; Pharmacologists; Scientists engaged in Drug discovery and development; Industrial research groups developing drugs from plants; Departments of pharmaceutics; Institutes for Drug Research; Pharmaceutical companies; Manufacturers of herbal and ayurvedic medicines and cosmetic products Manufacturers of natural products


Book information

  • Published: September 2006
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-52241-2

Table of Contents

Preface List of contributorsNatural compounds as antioxidant and moulting inhibitors can play a role as a model for search of new botanical pesticidesPesticides Based on Plant Essential Oils: From Traditional Practice to CommercializationNatural substrates and Inhibitors of Multidrug Resistant Pumps (MDRs) redefine the plant antimicrobialsRational Design of Multifunctional Anti-Salmonella Agents Based on Natural ProductsRole of Melia azedarach L. (Meliaceae) for the control of insect and acari: Present status and future prospects Bioactivity of Fabaceous Plants Against Food-borne and Plant Pathogens: Potentials and LimitationsScreening of Plants Against Fungi Affecting Crops and Stored FoodsOpportunities and potentials of botanical extracts and products for management of insect pests in cruciferous vegetablesThe Potential for Using Neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss) Extracts for Pine Weevil Management in Temperate ForestryPlant Allelochemicals in Thrips Control StrategiesImportance of plant secondary metabolites for protection against insects and microbial infectionsNaturally Occurring House Dust Mites Control Agents: Development and CommercializationThe search for plant-derived compounds with antifeedant activityAn overview of the antimicrobial properties of mexican medicinal plantsPromissory botanical repellents/deterrents for managing two key tropical insect pests, the whitefly Bemisia tabaci and the mahogany shootborer Hypsipyla grandellaNaturally occurring anti-insect proteins: Current status and future aspectsAntifungal Natural Products : Assays and Applications