Ramasamy Vijayakumar

Bharathidasan University Constituent College

Dr. Ramasamy Vijayakumar, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the Department of Microbiology, Government Arts and Science College, Perambalur, India. He has experience in the field of separation of secondary metabolites from fungi and actinobacteria. He has deposited around 20 nucleotide sequences in GenBank, published 75 research and review articles, 10 book chapters and 2 books, guided 6 Ph.D. candidates, and organized several seminars and workshops. He has received research grants from the Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi, Tamilnadu State Council for Science and Technology, and Tamilnadu State Council for Higher Education, Chennai, Government of India. He is a life member of the National Academy of Biological Sciences and Mycological Society of India. Dr. Vijayakumar is a reviewer for reputed journals, doctoral committee member, and a board of study member in microbiology. He received the 2013 Shri P.K. Das Memorial Best Faculty Award in Microbiology from the Nehru Arts and Science College, Coimbatore, India. As per the Indian Journal of Experimental Biology (Vol. 51, 2013), Dr. Vijayakumar was ranked second among the top five in the field of actinobacterial research in India.

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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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