Agriculture & Allied Sciences

Plant Secondary Metabolites: Volume 1
Biological and Therapeutic Significance

Editors: Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui, PhD
Kamlesh Prasad, PhD

Plant Secondary Metabolites: Volume 1

Pub Date: December 2016
Hardback Price: $159.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771883528
E-Book ISBN: 978-1-315-36632-6
Pages: 318 w index
Binding Type: hardback
Notes: 7 color and 21 b/w illustrations

The first book in the three-volume Plant Secondary Metabolites covers the biological and therapeutic significance of plant secondary metabolites, which are organic compounds that are required for the plant to survive by fighting off herbivores, pests, and pathogens. These plant secondary metabolites have been used since medieval times in various medicines to help cure ailments in living things.

This volume, Plant Secondary Metabolites: Volume 1: Biological and Therapeutic Significance, presents important information on the curative and therapeutic roles of secondary metabolites that are present in different natural food groups. The book showcases the applications of herbal-based food group and also includes the effective utility of other plant-based food categories as well. In addition to the clinical role of secondary metabolites, other natural sources, such as micro-algae and bacterial cellulose, are also presented as efficacious sources of functional components.

The chapters present innovative and exploratory potential applications of secondary metabolites toward the nutritional enrichment of food as well as their beneficial aspects.

Topics cover:

  • the role of medicinal plants in the prevention of several ailments
  • the significance of spices as a medium of bioactive compounds
  • the production, processing and medicinal prospective of bacterial cellulose
  • the different therapeutic significance of horticultural crops
  • microalgae as the source of nutritional and clinical metabolites
Food scientists and chemists will find this book extremely useful. This book provides an overview to the technical food industry for converting the functional compounds present in nutritional sources to novel products.

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1. Microalgae as Source of Nutritional and Therapeutic Metabolites
S. Vidyashankar, P. S. Daris, K. G. Mallikarjuna, and R. Sarada
2. Medicinal Plants in Preventive and Curative Role for Various Ailments
R. Singh, K. K. Prasad, Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui, and K. Prasad
3. Secondary Metabolites of Basil and Their Potential Roles
Kamlesh Prasad, Neeha V. S., Vasudha Bansal, and Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui
4. Secondary Metabolites in Spices and Medicinal Plants: An Overview
A.B. Sharangi
5. Bacterial Cellulose as Secondary Metabolite: Production, Processing, and Applications
Ida Idayu Muhamada, Norhayati Pa’e, and Khairul Azly Zahan
6. Secondary Metabolites in Horticultural Crops
Ankita Anu, Sangita Sahni, Pankaj Kumar, and Bishun Deo Prasad
7. Pulse Secondary Metabolites: A Perspective on Human and Animal Health
Rafat Sultana, Ravi S Singh, P. Ratnakumar, Nidhi Verma, S. K. Chaturvedi, A. K. Chaudhary, C. V. Sameer, and Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui
8. Spirulina: Functional Compounds and Health Benefits
Ashraf Mahdy Sharoba

About the Authors / Editors:
Editors: Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui, PhD
Assistant Professor and Scientist, Department of Food Science and Post-Harvest Technology, Bihar Agricultural University, India

Dr. Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui is an Assistant Professor and Scientist in the Department of Food Science and Post-Harvest Technology at Bihar Agricultural University in Sabour, India, and is the author or co-author of 30 peer-reviewed journal articles, 18 book chapters, and 18 conference papers. He has three edited and one authored books to his credit, published by CRC Press, USA; Springer, USA; and Apple Academic Press, USA. Recently, Dr. Siddiqui has established an international peer-reviewed journal, Journal of Postharvest Technology. He has been honored to accept the position of Editor-in-Chief of a book series entitled Postharvest Biology and Technology, being published by Apple Academic Press. Dr. Siddiqui is also an Acquisitions Editor for Horticultural Science for AAP. He is editorial board member of several journals.

Recently, Dr. Siddiqui has received the Achiever Award 2014 for outstanding research work by the Society for Advancement of Human and Nature (SADHNA), Nauni, Himachal Pradesh, India, where he is also an Honorary Board Member. He has been an active member of the organizing committees of several national and international seminars, conferences, and summits.

Dr. Siddiqui acquired a BSc (Agriculture) degree from Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur, India, and received MSc. (Horticulture) and PhD (Horticulture) degrees from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia, India, with specialization in postharvest technology. He was awarded a Maulana Azad National Fellowship Award from the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, India. He is a member of the Core Research Group at Bihar Agricultural University (BAU), where he helps with providing appropriate direction and assisting with prioritizing the research. He has received several grants from various funding agencies to carry out his research projects. Dr. Siddiqui has been associated with postharvest technology and processing aspects of horticultural crops, and he is dynamically involved in teaching (graduate and doctorate students) and research. He has proved himself as an active scientist in the area of postharvest technology.

Kamlesh Prasad, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Food Engineering and Technology, Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering & Technology, Longowal, India

Dr. Kamlesh Prasad is a Professor in the Department of Food Engineering and Technology at the Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering & Technology in Longowal, India. As an author or co-author, he has published more than 100 research papers in national and international journals of repute. He has authored five books, edited two books, and contributed several book chapters published by leading publishers in India and abroad. He has conducted a short-term course on “soft computing in process and product optimization” and has chaired several conferences. Dr. Prasad is an active board member of the Agricultural and Food Management Institute (AFMI), in Mysore, India. He is also a reviewer of many international and national journals and has edited many books and proceedings. He is associated with many reputed professional societies, including ASABE, MSI, ISNT, AFST (I), NSI, PAS, USI, ICC, and DTS (I). He has been recognized as one of 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century and one of Top 100 Educators in 2010 by the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England. Also, his biography has been published by the Asia/Pacific International Biographical Centre, New Delhi and in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering by Marquis Who’s Who, USA. As a coordinator, he has engaged himself in bringing a World Bank project under the technical education quality improvement program (TEQIP) project to the institute for technical reform in education. He is involved in the process of social reform and in providing justice to deprived segment of society.

Dr. Prasad is a food technologist and worked at the Food Technology at the Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore, India. He received a doctorate in food technology and process and food engineering from the GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, India. His specialization is in fruits and vegetable processing. His research interests include nondestructive testing, image analysis, nanotechnology, engineering properties of foods, and various related aspects of food processing.

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