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Biodiversity and Biomedicine - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128195413, 9780128223703

Biodiversity and Biomedicine

1st Edition

Our Future

Editors: Munir Ozturk Dilfuza Egamberdieva Milica Pešić
Paperback ISBN: 9780128195413
eBook ISBN: 9780128223703
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 15th July 2020
Page Count: 608
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Biodiversity and Biomedicine: Our Future provides a new outlook on Earth’s animal, plant, and fungi species as vital sources for human health treatments. While there are over 10 million various species on the planet, only 2 million have been discovered and named. This book identifies modern ways to incorporate Earth’s species into biomedical practices and emphasizes the need for biodiversity conservation.

Written by leading biodiversity and biomedical experts, the book begins with new insights on the benefits of biologically active compounds found in fungi and plants, including a chapter on the use of wild fruits as a treatment option. The book goes on to discuss the roles of animals, such as amphibians and reptiles, and how the threatened presence of these species must be reversed to conserve biodiversity. It also discusses marine organisms, including plants, animals, and microbes, as essential in contributing to human health.

Biodiversity and Biomedicine: Our Future is a vital source for researchers and practitioners specializing in biodiversity and conservation studies. Students in natural medicine and biological conservation will also find this useful to learn of the world’s most bio-rich communities and the molecular diversity of various species.

Key Features

  • Presents new developments in documenting and identifying species for biodiversity conservation and ethical considerations for biodiversity research
  • Examines biodiversity as an irreplaceable resource for biomedical breakthroughs using available species for medical research
  • Discusses challenges and opportunities for biodiversity protection and research in biosphere reserves


Researchers and practitioners in biodiversity, conservation studies, and natural biomedicine

Table of Contents

1. Plant microbiome: source for biological active compounds
2. Chemodiversity in natural plant populations as a base for biodiversity conservation
3. Harnessing the Potential of Plant Biodiversity in Health and Medicine: Opportunities and Challenges
4. Biomining Fungal Endophytes from Tropical Plants and Seaweeds for Drug Discovery
5. Biomedicine developments based on marine biodiversity: Present and Future
6. Superbugs, Silver bullets and new Battlefields
7. The benefits of active substances in amphibians and reptiles and the jeopardy of losing those species forever
8. Human genetic diversity in health and disease
9. Potential for cancer treatment: natural products from The Balkans
10. Biodiversity of wild fruits with medicinal potential in Serbia
11. Some Botanicals from the Himalayas with Anticancer Potential
12. Diversity and bioprospect significance of macrofungi in the scrub jungles of southwest India
13. Mushroom and plant extracts as potential intervening supplements in diabetes management
14. Anticancer activities of marine macroalgae: status and future perspectives
15. Insights into the Bioactive Compounds of Endophytic Fungi in Mangroves
16. Essentiality of Mint: Current Understanding and Future Prospects
17. Azadirachta indica: The Medicinal Properties of The Global Problems Solving Tree
18. Advancements in plant transgenomics approach for the biopharmaceutics and vaccines production
19. Secondary Metabolites from Endangered Gentiana, Gentianella, Centaurium, and Swertia species (Gentianaceae): Promising Natural Biotherapeutics
20. Grape (Vitis vinifera L.): health benefits and effects of growing conditions on quality parameters
21. Flavonoids in Cancer Therapy: Current and Future Trends
22. Personalized Biomedicine in Cancer: From Traditional Therapy to Sustainable Healthcare
23. Tumor-Specific Genetic Profiling and Therapy in Biomedicine
24. Vascular and bone marrow explant models to assess in-vitro haematotoxicity of herbal extracts.
25. Nature-inspired synthetic analogues of quorum sensing signaling molecules as novel therapeutics against Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections
26. Commodification of Biodiversity: Promises and Pitfalls


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About the Editors

Munir Ozturk

Dr. Ozturk is a Vice-President of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences from 2017 until 2021. He graduated from Kashmir University in India, specializing in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. He received his MSc from the same University in 1964. He obtained his PhD in 1971 and DSc in 1975 in Ecology and Environmental Sciences from Ege University, Izmir, Turkey. Dr. Ozturk’s research interests include: Biomonitoring, Plant Eco-Physiology, Conservation of Plant Diversity, Biosaline Agriculture, Pollution and Medicinal/Aromatic Plants. His publications include over 50 books, nearly 70 book chapters, more than 200 papers in impact factor journals and more than 150 presentations in national and international conferences, workshops, symposium.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, Department of Botany, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey

Dilfuza Egamberdieva

Dr. Egamberdieva received her PhD in Agricultural Sciences from the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany. She conducted her postdoctoral studies at the Helsinki University of Finland, University of Florence, as well as at the Manchester Metropolitan University, and Leiden University of Netherlands. She has long-term experience in plant and soil biotechnology research and has collaborated widely with scientists around the world. She has co-authored over 100 publications related to plant nutrition, agricultural biotechnology and soil fertility. She is member of the Asian PGPR Society for Sustainable Agriculture. Her contribution to agricultural biotechnology research has been recognized through TWAS and UNESCO awards.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Faculty of Biology, National University of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Milica Pešić

Dr. Pesić is the Head of the Department of Neurobiology at the Institute for Biological Research "Siniša Stanković"- National Institute of Republic of Serbia, University of Belgrade. The primary focus of her research is the development of small molecules targeting mechanisms of cancer multidrug resistance. Her works show that natural compounds can have an important role in overcoming multidrug resistance. She has been involved in cancer research for more than 20 years, and during her career, she has published more than 70 peer-reviewed papers in reputable journals and authored 7 book chapters.

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Research Fellow, Department of Neurobiology, Institute for Biological Research "Siniša Stanković"- National Institute of Republic of Serbia, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia


"This is a highly unique, highly valuable addition to the bank of medical knowledge that significantly expands the availability of the basic research to the international research community." --Doody

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