Marcos Soto-Hernández

Colegio de Postgraduados

Dr. Marcos Soto Hernández is a pharmacist from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Wales, UK. He is currently a full professor at Colegio de Postgraduados, Mexico, where he researches the phytochemistry and bioactivity of natural products. He has established collaboration with research groups in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Spain, and México. He has received several awards locally and abroad. His main line of research is related to the bioguided isolation of secondary metabolites with importance in medicine and agriculture, as well as the potential of local aromatic plants.

Marcos Soto-Hernández

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Phenolic compounds are considered secondary metabolites within the physiology of a plant. They have different functions, such as pollination systems, sun protection, protection against pathogens and diseases, etc.Research on these compounds has increased due to the number of molecules they can include and the different biological activities they demonstrate. It is important to know the methods of extracting molecules, the biosynthesis routes, and their relationship with activities that can benefit from their consumption. Therefore, the book includes chapters that provide information on extraction and optimization techniques, biosynthetic pathways, and the identification and characterization of miRNAs involved in the regulation of their biosynthesis.

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