1st Edition

Biotechnological Approaches to Enhance Plant Secondary Metabolites
Recent Trends and Future Prospects

Edited By

Mohd. Shahnawaz

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ISBN 9780367473365
November 5, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
200 Pages 19 Color & 13 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Thousands of secondary metabolites are produced by the plants to withstand under unfavourable environmental conditions and are reported commercially important molecules for nutraceutical, agro, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries etc. Harvesting of plants for the extraction of these important metabolites leads to threat the plant germplasm and various medicinally important plants are at the verge of extinction. Based on the needs various methods and strategies were discovered and followed by the researchers from time to time to save the plant germplasm and produce important secondary metabolites efficiently to meet their growing demands.

Biotechnological approaches to enhance plant secondary metabolites: recent trends and future prospects provide a comprehensive introduction and review of state-of-the-art of biotechnological tools in this field of research at global level. The methodologies are highlighted by real data examples at both in vitro and in vivo level studies.

The book is having the following key features:

  1. It highlights the synthesis, classification, biological function, medicinal applications, and an overview of the recent advancements for the enhanced production of novel secondary metabolites in plants.
  2. It overviewed the role of induced mutation, salinity stress, Brassinosteroids impact to increase the secondary metabolic contents in plants and suggests increase in enzymatic activity in plants could be due to various point mutations which in turn could play a role at transcriptome levels.
  3. It discussed the significant role of endophytes to enhance the contents of plant secondary metabolites.
  4. Alternatively, it also suggests urgent need to set up the standard operating procedures using hydroponics system of cultivation for significant enhancement of secondary metabolite contents.
  5. It enlists various in vitro techniques to enhance plant secondary metabolites contents using plant tissue culture approaches.
  6. It systematically overviewed the state of art in biotechnological tools viz. CRISPER Cas9, and RNAi to enhance the plant secondary metabolite contents and recommend CRISPER Cas9 technology over the RNAi, ZFNs and TALENs because of its relatively simple and high precision method with easily programmable tool by changing the guide sequence of the sgRNA to any DNA sequence of interest with its capacity to recognize multiple targeted genes with very low off-target effects due to reduced CpG methylation.

The book will serve as a reference book for the researchers working in the field of plant secondary metabolites and pharmaceutical industries at global level.

Table of Contents

Plant secondary metabolites-The key drivers of plant’s defense mechanisms: A general introduction

D. Sruthi and C. Jayabaskaran

Generation of plant mutant lines using gamma radiation with enhanced secondary metabolite contents

Lata I Shukla, P. Vivek Vardhan, T. K Devika, Sayan Roy, Sourav Bhatacharya

Salinity stress and plant secondary metabolite enhancement: An overview

Bedabrata Saha, Bhaben Chowardhara, Jay Prakash Awasthi, Kishore CS Panigrahi, Sanjib Kumar Panda

Enhancement of plant secondary metabolites using fungal endophytes

Touseef Hussain, Mulla Javed, Samrin Shaikh, Bilquees Tabasum, Kashif Hussain, Mohd. Sajid Ansari, Amir Khan and Abrar Ahmad Khan

Hydroponic cultivation approaches to enhance the contents of the secondary metabolites in plants

Yogesh C. Suryawanshi

Tissue culture approaches to develop soma clonal variants with enhanced potential of plant secondary metabolites

Vishal N. Patil

Hairy Roots and Plant Secondary Metabolites Production: An Update

Sharada L. Deore, Bhushan A. Baviskar, Anjali A Kide

Brassinosteroids - The Phytohormones with Potential to Enhance the Secondary Metabolite Production in Plants

Barket Ali, Zahoor A. Wani and Mudasir Irfan Dar

CRISPR-CAS9 approaches to enhance contents of plant secondary metabolites

Riddhi Rajyaguru, Nataraja Maheshala, Chandrashekar Mootapally, Neelam Nathani, Rukam Tomar, Hiren Bhalani and Priyanka Sharma

RNA interference for Improvement of Secondary Metabolite Production in Plants

Ashutosh Kumar Rai, Pramod Wasudeo Ramteke

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Dr. Mohd. Shahnawaz is currently working as a Lecturer at the Department of Botany, Govt. Degree College Paloura, Mishriwala, Jammu and Kashmir, India, on an academic arrangement basis. He has completed his post-doctoral research (funded by DST-SERB, Govt. of India) from the Plant Biotechnology Division, CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Jammu & Kashmir, India. He worked to enhance the contents of secondary metabolites in Coleus forskohli using in vitro salinity stress. Previously, he has worked as a Lecturer in Botany at the Department of Botany, Govt. Degree College Kishtwar, Jammu and Kashmir, India (2016-2017) on an academic arrangement basis. He has earned his M. Phil. and Ph. D. in Botany from the Department of Botany, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Maharashtra, India under the guidance of Prof. A. B. Nadaf and Prof. A. B. Ade in 2010 and 2016. He is the recipient of various fellowships awarded by the Savitribai Phule Pune University, University Grants Commission (UGC), and Department of Science and Technology (DST)-Science Engineering and Research Board (SERB), India. His research interests are focused on ecology, microbiology, bioremediation, and plant biotechnology. He has served as a referee and editorial board member of various journals of International repute. In 2019, he was awarded the Young Scientist Award by VDGOOD Professional Associations, Vishakhapatnam, India. Till now, he has published more than 20 research articles in peer-reviewed international journals and authored 6 books. Previously he had served as an Academic Editor of the Asian Journal of Biology (SCIENCE DOMAIN international).