Naturally Occurring Bioactive Compounds
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Naturally Occurring Bioactive Compounds by Mahendra Rai
Book DescriptionThis 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. It focuses on recent achievements in natural bio-actives. It includes global coverage of natural products/plants. It targets the most important issues of natural botanicals/biocides, and includes innovative ideas with lucid explanations. It 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. It covers research on bioactives: From Lab to Field and Field to Market, and includes eco-friendly and economically viable herbal technology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780444522412
(240mm x 165mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Elsevier Science Ltd
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publish Date: 25-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mahendra Rai
Fighting Multidrug Resistance with Herbal Extracts, Essential Oils and Their Components, Hardback (August 2013)» View all books by Mahendra Rai
Addresses the need to develop effective approaches to coping with resistance to all classes of antimicrobial drugs. This title includes chapters devoted to the activity of herbal products against herpes, AIDS, tuberculosis, drug-resistant cancer cells and more.
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Author Biography - Mahendra Rai
Dr Mahendra Rai: Professor and Head of the Department of Biotechnology at Amravati University in Maharashtra, India. He has published 210 research papers, more than 100 popular articles in Indian and foreign journals and 30 books from reputed publishers like Elsevier, Springer, CRC, Taylor and Francis and Scientific Publisher. He is a member of several scientific societies and has been a national Scholar for five years. He has received several prestigious awards, including the father T.A. Mathias award (1989) from the All India Association for Christian Higher Education, and the Medini award (1999) from the Department of Environment and Forest, Government of India. He also received SERC visiting fellowship by Department of Science and Technology (1996), INSA visiting fellowship by Indian National Science Academy (1998) and TWAS-UNESCO Associateship (2002), Italy. Dr. Rai serves as a referee for 20 international journals and is a member of editorial board of ten national and international journals. He has approximately three decades of teaching and research experience. The main focus of his research is plant and nanobased bioactives against human pathogenic microbes.
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