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TitleNaturally occurring bioactive compounds [electronic resource] / [edited by] Mahendra Rai, Marโia Cecilia Carpinella
Imprint Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier, 2006
Edition 1st ed
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Descript xii, 502 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm


This timely book provides an overview of natural products/botanicals used for the management of insect-pest and diseases. It will help readers to update and widen their knowledge about natural products and their bio-activities against plant pathogens. The volume explores activity, chemistry, toxicity and geographic distribution of plants. Discussions concerning the methodology used for the detection of active principles, their mode of action and commercial prospects are of utmost importance and worthy of note. * Focuses on recent achievements in natural bio-actives * Global coverage of natural products / plants * Targets the most important issues of natural botanicals/ biocides * Includes innovative ideas with lucid explanations * Contains specialized chapters, such as, natural control of multi-drug resistant organisms, anti-salmonella agents, natural house-dust-mite control agents, and naturally occurring anti-insect proteins, etc. * Covers research on bioactives: From Lab to Field and Field to Market * Includes eco-friendly and economically viable herbal technology


Preface -- List of contributors -- Natural compounds as antioxidant and moulting inhibitors can play a role as a model -- for search of new botanical pesticides -- Pesticides Based on Plant Essential Oils: From Traditional Practice to Commercialization -- Natural substrates and Inhibitors of Multidrug Resistant Pumps (MDRs) redefine the plant -- antimicrobials -- Rational Design of Multifunctional Anti-Salmonella Agents Based on Natural Products -- Role of Melia azedarach L. (Meliaceae) for the control of insect and acari: Present status and -- future prospects -- Bioactivity of Fabaceous Plants Against Food-borne and Plant Pathogens: Potentials and -- Limitations -- Screening of Plants Against Fungi Affecting Crops and Stored Foods -- Opportunities and potentials of botanical extracts and products for management of insect -- pests in cruciferous vegetables -- The Potential for Using Neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss) Extracts for Pine Weevil -- Management in Temperate Forestry -- Plant Allelochemicals in Thrips Control Strategies -- Importance of plant secondary metabolites for protection against insects and microbial -- infections -- Naturally Occurring House Dust Mites Control Agents: Development and Commercialization -- The search for plant-derived compounds with antifeedant activity -- An overview of the antimicrobial properties of mexican medicinal plants -- Promissory botanical repellents/deterrents for managing two key tropical insect pests, the -- whitefly Bemisia tabaci and the mahogany shootborer Hypsipyla grandella -- Naturally occurring anti-insect proteins: Current status and future aspects -- Antifungal Natural Products : Assays and Applications

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