Sadia Sultan

Dr. Sadia Sultan is an Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry in the Department of Pharmacology and Chemistry at the Faculty of Pharmacy University Technology, MARA UiTM, Malaysia. She received her PhD Degree in 2004. Then, she worked as a chemist in the QA department of Abbot Lab, Pakistan. In June 2006, she was appointed Lecturer in the Faculty of Pharmacy, UiTM Shah Alam and a fellow of Atta-ur-Rahman Institute for Natural Product Discovery (AuRIns). She has 15 years of experience in the field of Natural Product Research. Her areas of expertise include the following: biotransformation of exogenous substrates using microorganisms and plant tissue culture technique, exploring bioactive secondary metabolites from Plant, Soil and Marine Endophytic fungi (using Dereplication and OSMAC Approach), and biological screening using antimicrobial assays. She is the author of many e-books and chapters, and overall more than 40 publications. For her research works, she has been awarded several national grants as a principal investigator, including e-Science (Ministry of Science and Technology-MOSTI). Her research findings have also been recognized at several conferences, competitions and exhibitions and awarded with several awards.

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This book is specially written for researchers at various levels, for example, in forestry, agriculture, industry, university and college laboratories. It describes the fungal pathogenicity; resistance behavior of fungal biofilms and its mechanisms; different categories of fungal infection and colonization patterns with example relevant to soybean; characteristics of white rob of corncob and head smut of maize such as cycle, pathogenicity factors, control methods, the abilities of chitosan and its derivatives to elicit resistance reactions in plants and its action in the production and viability of fungal spores; and the mode of actions of single constituents of different essential oils depending on different case studies. In addition, this book also describes the importance of synthetic peptides as an alternative tool for the diagnosis of cryptococcosis. Finally, a survey of fungal diseases occurring on trees of Namibia is described. This survey is the first dedicated step to find ways of protecting them from disease-causing agents.

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