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Medicinal Plant Biotechnology: From Basic Research to Industrial Applications

Author: Oliver Kayser (Editor), Wim J. Quax (Editor)

ISBN13: 9783527314430

Publisher: Wiley Publishing, Inc.

Price: €232.50
Pages: 618
Edition: Hardcover
Publish date: November 2006

This unique overview of plants and transgenic techniques of great scientific, medicinal and economic value for both industry and academia covers the whole spectrum from cell culture techniques, via genetic engineering and secondary product metabolism right up to the use of transgenic plants for the production of bioactive compounds. Practical examples are given throughout, including the production of cancer therapeutics, functional food, and flavor compounds in plants. Of particular interest to the pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries, as well as medicinal chemists, biochemists, and molecular biologists.