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Biodiversity and Biomedicine provides a new outlook on Earth’s animal, plant, and fungi species as vital forms of 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 biological active compounds found in fungi and plants, including a chapter on the use of wild fruit 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 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.
- 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
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- © Academic Press 2020
- 1st July 2020
- Academic Press
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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.
Professor Emeritus, Department of Botany, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey
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.
Associate Professor, Faculty of Biology, National University of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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.
Principal Research Fellow, Department of Neurobiology, Institute for Biological Research "Siniša Stanković"- National Institute of Republic of Serbia, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia