Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Secondary Metabolites

Sources and Applications

Edited by Ramasamy Vijayakumar

Bharathidasan University Constituent College


Suresh Raja

formBharathidasan University Constituent College

This book consists of an introductory overview of secondary metabolites, which are classified into four main sections: microbial secondary metabolites, plant secondary metabolites, secondary metabolites through tissue culture technique, and regulation of secondary metabolite production. This book provides a comprehensive account on the secondary metabolites of microorganisms, plants, and the production of secondary metabolites through biotechnological approach like the plant tissue culture method. The regulatory mechanisms of secondary metabolite production in plants and the pharmaceutical and other applications of various secondary metabolites are also highlighted. This book is considered as necessary reading for microbiologists, biotechnologists, biochemists, pharmacologists, and botanists who are doing research in secondary metabolites. It should also be useful to MSc students, MPhil and PhD scholars, scientists, and faculty members of various science disciplines.

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Secondary MetabolitesSources and ApplicationsEdited by Ramasamy Vijayakumar

Published: September 5th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.71955

ISBN: 978-1-78923-643-9

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-642-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-634-6

Copyright year: 2018

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18657 Total Chapter Downloads

42 Crossref Citations

29 Web of Science Citations

81 Dimensions Citations


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1. An Introductory Chapter: Secondary Metabolites

By Durairaj Thirumurugan, Alagappan Cholarajan, Suresh S.S. Raja and Ramasamy Vijayakumar


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2. Secondary Metabolites in Cyanobacteria

By Bethan Kultschar and Carole Llewellyn


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3. Secondary Metabolites of Mycoparasitic Fungi

By Verena Speckbacher and Susanne Zeilinger


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4. Comprehensive Insight into the Elderflowers and Elderberries (Sambucus nigra L.) Mono and Sesquiterpenic Metabolites: Factors that Modulate Their Composition

By Ângelo C. Salvador, Armando J. D. Silvestre and Sílvia M. Rocha


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5. Production of Plant Secondary Metabolites by Using Biotechnological Tools

By Sandra Gonçalves and Anabela Romano


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6. Secondary Metabolite Research in Malaysia: Current Status and Future Prospects

By Yumi Zuhanis Has-Yun Hashim, Hamzah Mohd. Salleh, Noor Illi Mohamad Puad, Fazia Adyani Ahmad Fuad, Manar Eissa and Nur Aimi Aliah Zainurin


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7. Microbial Biotransformation for the Production of Steroid Medicament

By Rutuja Rokade, Selvan Ravindran, Pooja Singh and Jitendra K. Suthar


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8. Physiology and Pathology of Mitochondrial Dehydrogenases

By Andrea M.P. Romani


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