Medicinal Plants: Chemistry, Biology And Omics by Hao DaMedicinal Plants: Chemistry, Biology And Omics by Hao Da

Medicinal Plants: Chemistry, Biology And Omics

byHao Da

Hardcover | June 25, 2015

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Medicinal Plants: Chemistry, Biology and Omicsreviews the phytochemistry, chemotaxonomy, molecular biology, and phylogeny of selected medicinal plant tribes and genera, and their relevance to drug efficacy.

Medicinal plants provide a myriad of pharmaceutically active components, which have been commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine and worldwide for thousands of years. Increasing interest in plant-based medicinal resources has led to additional discoveries of many novel compounds, in various angiosperm and gymnosperm species, and investigations on their chemotaxonomy, molecular phylogeny and pharmacology.

Chapters in this book explore the interrelationship within traditional Chinese medicinal plant groups and between Chinese species and species outside of China. Chapters also discuss the incongruence between chemotaxonomy and molecular phylogeny, concluding with chapters on systems biology and -omics technologies (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics), and how they will play an increasingly important role in future pharmaceutical research.



  • Reviews best practice and essential developments in medicinal plant chemistry and biology
  • Discusses the principles and applications of various techniques used to discover medicinal compounds
  • Explores the analysis and classification of novel plant-based medicinal compounds
  • Includes case studies on pharmaphylogeny
  • Compares and integrates traditional knowledge and current perception of worldwide medicinal plants
Dr. Da Cheng Hao is an Associate Professor and Principle investigator at the School of Environment and Chemical Engineering, based at the Biotechnology Institute, Dalian Jiaotong University, Dalian, P.R China. He is a guest Prof. of Institute of Medicinal Plant Development (IMPLAD), Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS), Beijing, ...
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Title:Medicinal Plants: Chemistry, Biology And OmicsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:694 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:June 25, 2015Publisher:Woodhead PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0081000855

ISBN - 13:9780081000854

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Chapter 1 Chemotaxonomy: a phylogeny-based approach
  • Chapter 2 High-throughput sequencing in medicinal plant transcriptome studies
  • Chapter 3Taxusmedicinal resources: a comprehensive study
  • Chapter 4 Phytochemical and biological research of Chelidonieae pharmaceutical resources
  • Chapter 5 Chemical and biological studies ofAconitumpharmaceutical resources
  • Chapter 6 Chemical and biological studies of Cimicifugeae pharmaceutical resources
  • Chapter 7 Chemical and biological research ofClematismedicinal resources
  • Chapter 8PotentillaandRubusmedicinal plants: potential non-Camelliatea resources
  • Chapter 9 Phytochemistry and biology ofIlexpharmaceutical resources
  • Chapter 10 Phytochemical and biological research ofFritillariamedicinal resources
  • References
  • Keyword index