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Environmental Pollution and Medicinal Plants
Impacts and Adaptation Responses

Edited By

Azamal Husen

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ISBN 9781032014944
May 9, 2022 Forthcoming by CRC Press
272 Pages 25 Color & 31 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Environmental pollution mainly caused by anthropogenic activities can damage medicinal plants and alter their growth, gas exchange parameters, biochemical attributes, bioactive substances, antioxidant activity, and gene expression. This book presents information on impacts of environmental pollution on the performance of medicinal plants at various levels including damage detection, adaptation, tolerance, physiological and molecular responses. Discusses trends and responses of medicinal plant tolerance and adaptation to environmental pollution. Focuses on secondary metabolites, phytochemicals, and bioactive compounds associated with medicinal plants growing in contamination conditions.

Table of Contents

Environmental Pollution and Medicinal Plants: Damage Detection, Repair, Acclimation and Adaptation. Medicinal Plant Responses to UV-B Radiation. Production under Elevated CO2. Responses to Elevated Ozone. Impact of SO2/Acid Deposition on Medicinal Plant Growth, Active Constituents and Production. Impact of Heavy Metal Pollution. Nutrient Pollution. Impact of Industrial Waste. Water Pollution. Engineered Nanoparticles and their Impacts. Secondary Metabolites Production. Biotechnological Studies to Enhance Secondary Metabolites. Genome Editing: Challenges and Opportunities. Understanding Proteomics Research. Understanding Metabolomics Research.

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Professor Azamal Husen (MSc from Hamdard University, New Delhi, India; and PhD from Forest Research Institute, Dehra Dun, India) is a Foreign Delegate at Wolaita Sodo University, Wolaita, Ethiopia. He has served the University of Gondar, Ethiopia, as a Full Professor of Biology, where he also worked as the Coordinator of MSc Program and the Head, Department of Biology. He was a Visiting Faculty of the Forest Research Institute, and the Doon College of Agriculture and Forest at Dehra Dun, India. He has more than 20 years of teaching, research, and administrative experience. Husen specializes in (i) biogenic nanomaterials fabrication and their applications in cutting-edge areas, (ii) plant response to nanomaterials, (iii) physiological/biochemical/molecular strategies adopted by agricultural crop species for their sustenance under often-challenging environments, (iv) herbal medicine, and (v) clonal propagation and improvement of tree species. He conducted several research projects sponsored by various funding agencies, namely the World Bank, the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR), by the Indian Council of Forest Research Education (ICFRE); and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) etc. In brief, he has produced over 100 research papers, review articles, book chapters, edited international books, produced some conference papers, and over a dozen of manuals and monographs. Husen received four fellowships from India and a recognition awards from University of Gondar, Ethiopia, for excellent teaching, research, and community services. Husen has been on the Ed itorial board and the panel of reviewers of several reputed international journals published from Elsevier, Frontiers Media SA, Taylor & Francis Group, Springer Nature, RSC, Oxford University Press, Sciendo, The Royal Society, CSIRO, PLOS and John Wiley & Sons publishers. He is included in the advisory board of Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK. He is also a fellow of the Plantae group of the American Society of Plant Biologists, member of the International Society of Root Research, Asian Council of Science Editors etc. Dr. Husen is also the Editor-in-Chief of American Journal of Plant Physiology.