Description

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.

Key Features

* Focuses on recent achievements in natural bio-actives * Global coverage of natural products / plants * Targets the most important issues of natural botanicals/ biocides * Includes innovative ideas with lucid explanations * Contains specialized chapters, such as, natural control of multi-drug resistant organisms, anti-salmonella agents, natural house-dust-mite control agents, and naturally occurring anti-insect proteins, etc. * Covers research on bioactives: From Lab to Field and Field to Market * Includes eco-friendly and economically viable herbal technology

Readership

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

Table of Contents

Preface List of contributors Natural compounds as antioxidant and moulting inhibitors can play a role as a model for search of new botanical pesticides Pesticides Based on Plant Essential Oils: From Traditional Practice to Commercialization Natural substrates and Inhibitors of Multidrug Resistant Pumps (MDRs) redefine the plant antimicrobials Rational Design of Multifunctional Anti-Salmonella Agents Based on Natural Products Role 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 Limitations Screening of Plants Against Fungi Affecting Crops and Stored Foods Opportunities and potentials of botanical extracts and products for management of insect pests in cruciferous vegetables The Potential for Using Neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss) Extracts for Pine Weevil Management in Temperate Forestry Plant Allelochemicals in Thrips Control Strategies Importance of plant secondary metabolites for protection against insects and microbial infections Naturally Occurring House Dust Mites Control Agents: Development and Commercialization The search for plant-derived compounds with antifeedant activity An overview of the antimicrobial properties of mexican medicinal plants Promissory botanical repellents/deterrents for managing two key tropical insect pests, the whitefly Bemisia tabaci and the mahogany shootborer Hypsipyla grandella Naturally occurring anti-insect proteins: Current status and future aspects Antifungal Natural Products : Assays and Ap

Details

No. of pages:
514
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2006
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
Electronic ISBN:
9780080464923
Print ISBN:
9780444522412
Print ISBN:
9780444559449