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Medicinal and Aromatic Plants - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128195901, 9780128227756

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

1st Edition

Expanding their Horizons through Omics

Editors: Tariq Aftab Khalid Hakeem
Paperback ISBN: 9780128195901
eBook ISBN: 9780128227756
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 13th May 2020
Page Count: 464
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Growing consumer interest in organic and herbal-based products has led to great demand in the botanicals industry in the past few years. However, the growing number of products utilizing medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs) has threatened an estimated 9,000 medicinal plant species worldwide, making it critical to reevaluate their research and development, production, and utilization. Continuing advances in Omics methodologies and instrumentation are essential to understanding how plants cope with the dynamic nature of their growing environment, how yields and characteristics can be improved, and how to most effectively direct conservation efforts.

With a focus on metabolomics, genomics, proteomics, transcriptomics, and more, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants: Expanding Their Horizons through Omics illustrates the genetic mechanisms of MAPs, providing a better understanding of MAPs conservation and methods to improve characteristics for medical applications. With an introduction on the role of MAPs in human health, subsequent chapters discuss using proteomics to increase MAP yields and plant quality, genome editing, and CRISPR/Cas9. A valuable resource for farmers, scientists, chemists, biochemists, pharmacists, and students interested in medicinal and aromatic plants and plant biology, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants: Expanding Their Horizons through Omics ensures readers have the background knowledge to put the necessary methodologies into practice themselves.

Key Features

  • Includes in-depth analysis of Omics technologies for the enhancement of MAPs
  • Discusses applications of MAPs including their role in human health
    Written by world-wide leading experts in the field


Farmers, scientists and researchers interested in medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs), students studying plant science, and chemists, biochemists, and pharmacists

Table of Contents

1. Review of the active principles of medicinal and aromatic plants and their disease fighting properties

2. Unraveling the mode of action of medicinal plants in delaying age related diseases using model organisms

3. Metabolomics and fluxomics studies in the medicinal plant Catharanthus roseus

4. Multivariate analysis of herbal drugs with diverse pharmacological activities: Metabolomics study

5. Metabolomics: A recent advanced omics technology in herbal medicine research

6. Genome Editing: Applications for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

7. Cytogenetic and Bioactive Attributes of Crocus sativus (Saffron); a Tool to Unfold its Medicinal Mystery

8. Metabolic engineering for the production of plant therapeutic compounds

9. CRISPR/Cas9 mediated genome editing in medicinal and aromatic plants: Developments and applications

10. Proteomics research in aromatic plants and its contribution to the nutraceuticals and pharmaceutical outcomes

11. Fluxes of nutrients in mycorrhiza: What has fluxomics taught us in the plant-fungus interaction?

12. Metabolomics of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants: Goldmines of Secondary metabolites for Herbal Medicine Research

13. Exploration of biotechnological studies in low calorie sweetener Stevia rebaudiana: present and future prospects

14. Saffron (Crocus sativus L.): It’s Phytochemistry, Therapeutic Significance and Omics-based Biology

15. Exploitation of revered potent medicinal mushroom Ganoderma lucidum with particular accent on oncotherapeutics


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About the Editors

Tariq Aftab

Tariq Aftab received his Ph.D. in the Department of Botany at Aligarh Muslim University, India, and is currently an Assistant Professor there. He is the recipient of a prestigious Leibniz-DAAD fellowship from Germany, a Raman Fellowship from the Government of India, and Young Scientist Awards from the State Government of Uttar Pradesh and Government of India. He is also a member of various scientific associations from India and abroad. He has worked as Visiting Scientist at IPK, Gaterleben, Germany and in the Department of Plant Biology, Michigan State University, USA. He has published research articles in several peer-reviewed national and international journals and is the lead editor of the book Artemisia annua: Pharmacology and Biotechnology. His research interests include physiological, proteomic, and molecular studies on medicinal and aromatic plants

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Botany, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

Khalid Hakeem

Dr. Khalid Rehman Hakeem is Professor at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. After completing his Ph.D. (Botany; specialization in Plant Ecophysiology and Molecular Biology) from Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India in 2011, he worked as Assistant Prof. at the University of Kashmir, Srinagar. Later he joined Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia and worked there as Post-doctorate Fellow in 2012 and Fellow Researcher (Associate Prof.) from 2013-2016. Dr Hakeem has more than ten years of teaching and research experience in Plant Ecophysiology, Biotechnology & Molecular biology, Medicinal plant research, and Plant-Microbe-Soil. He is the recipient of several fellowships at both national and international levels, and has served as a Visiting Scientist at Fatih Universiti, Istanbul, Turkey and Jinan University, Guangzhou, China. So far, Dr Hakeem has authored and edited more than 40 books, as well as 91 research publications in peer-reviewed international journals and 60 book chapters.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, King Abdulaziz University

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