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Antimicrobials

Synthetic and Natural Compounds

Dharumadurai Dhanasekaran Nooruddin Thajuddin A. Panneerselvam

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CRC Press
23 September 2019
Antimicrobials: Synthetic and Natural Compounds summarizes the latest research regarding the possibilities of the most important natural antimicrobial compounds derived from various plant sources containing a wide variety of secondary metabolites. With collected contributions from international subject experts, it focuses primarily on natural products as a source of bioactive compounds that may be active against multidrug-resistant pathogens, providing an alternative to established antibiotics in controlling infectious diseases.

Covering a wide range of marine, microbial, and plant-origin antimicrobials, the book examines the usefulness of plant products containing antimicrobial molecules against bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and viruses. It also reports on unusual sources of antimicrobials such as animal fecal actinomycetes, actinobacteria, and cyanobacteria and discusses synthetic chemical compounds and biogenic nanoparticles.

The number of drug-resistant bacteria is increasing, posing a major problem to modern medicine. This book explores an important topic: finding and applying alternative means of pathogenic control and treatment via natural sources. It is an important source of information for microbiologists, biotechnologists, biochemists, pharmacologists, botanists, marine biologists, and others involved in research on natural and synthetic antimicrobial compounds. It is also a useful resource for scholars, scientists, academics, and students in various science disciplines.
Edited by:   Dharumadurai Dhanasekaran, Nooruddin Thajuddin, A. Panneerselvam
Imprint:   CRC Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 254mm,  Width: 178mm, 
Weight:   930g
ISBN:   9780367377151
ISBN 10:   0367377152
Pages:   524
Publication Date:   23 September 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dharumadurai Dhanasekaran, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India. He is experienced in actinobacteriology and mycology, with his current research focusing on actinobacteria, microalgae, fungi, and mushrooms for animal and human health improvement. He has deposited approximately 54 nucleotide sequences in GenBank, published 77 research and review articles and one book, and organized several national-level symposia, conferences, and workshops. He is a life member of the Mycological Society of India and the National Academy of Biological Sciences, is an editorial board member of national and international journals, and is a board of studies member in microbiology. Nooruddin Thajuddin, PhD, is the Dean of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology and the Head of the Department of Microbiology of the School of Life Sciences at Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India. He has vast experience in microbial taxonomy, isolation, cultivation, harvesting, and extraction of valuable products and is an expert in employing molecular tools in the identification and phylogeny of various microorganisms and bioremediation of effluents and bioenergy from microalgae and cyanobacteria. He has deposited about 475 nucleotide sequences in GenBank; has published 220 research and review articles and three books; has developed germplasm of cyanobacteria, microalgae, bacteria, actinobacteria, and fungi in his laboratory; and has organized several national-level symposia, workshops, refresher courses, and DST-INSPIRE programs. He is a life member of various academic bodies and an editorial board member of national and international journals. Annamalai Panneerselvam, PhD, is an Associate Professor and the Head of the Department of Botany and Microbiology at AVVM Sri Pushpam College, Poondi, Tamil Nadu, India. He has more than 32 years of experience in teaching and

Reviews for Antimicrobials: Synthetic and Natural Compounds

Antimicrobials is an eclectic collection of 25 chapters covering antimicrobial, anticancer, and antiviral drugs obtained from a vast array of natural environments and from traditional and microbe-mediated chemical synthetic approaches... Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals/practitioners. - M. S. Kainz, Ripon College, CHOICE, July 2016 Issue.


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