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245 00 Medicinal plants and environmental challenges /|cedited by
       Mansour Ghorbanpour, Ajit Varma 
264  1 Cham :|bSpringer International Publishing :|bImprint: 
300    1 online resource (vi, 413 pages) :|billustrations, 
       digital ;|c24 cm 
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505 0  Importance of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in the Life of
       Human and Environmental Ecosystems -- Introduction to 
       Environmental Challenges all over the World -- Rarity of 
       Endemic Medicinal Plants and Role of Herbaria for their 
       Conservation against Environmental Challenges -- Metabolic
       Responses of Medicinal Plants to Global Warming, 
       Temperature and Heat Stress -- Toxic Gases, Ozone, Carbon 
       Dioxide, and Waste Effects on the Production of Secondary 
       Plant Metabolites -- Plant Secondary Metabolites and Some 
       Plant Growth Regulators Elicited by UV Irradiation, Light 
       and/or Shade -- Effect of Climate Change on Algae: A 
       valuable Source of Medicinal Natural Compounds -- 
       Metabolic and Hormonal Responses of Plants to Cold Stress 
       -- The Impact of Drought Stress on the Quality of Spice 
       and Medicinal Plants -- Effects of Salinity Stress on 
       Growth and Physiology of Medicinal Plants -- Heavy Metals 
       Contaminated Soils Effects on Secondary Metabolites 
       Production, Oxidative Status and Phytoextraction 
       Potentials of Medicinal Plants -- Horizontal Natural 
       Product Transfer: A so far Unconsidered Source of 
       Contamination of Medicinal Plants -- Strategies for 
       Enhancing Artemisinin Production in Artemisia annuaunder 
       Changing Environment -- Response of Medicinal and Aromatic
       Plants to Natural and Manufactured Nanosacel Materials -- 
       Influences of Agrochemicals, Seasonality and Good 
       Agricultural Practices on some Phytochemical of Medicinal 
       Plants -- Introduction to Infectious Medicinal Plants 
       Diseases: Identification and Management -- Weed and 
       Weeding Effects on Medicinal Plants -- The Insect Pests of
       Medicinal and Aromatic Plants -- Biotechnological 
       Production of Essential oils against Aedesaegypti L. -- 
       Adaptation Strategies and Defense Mechanisms of Plants to 
       Environmental Stresses -- Metabolic Adaptation of Tea 
       (Camellia sinensis) to Environmental Perturbations -- 
       Genomic Approaches towards Development of Climate 
       Resilient Medicinal Plants 
520    This book sheds new light on the role of various 
       environmental factors in regulating the metabolic 
       adaptation of medicinal and aromatic plants. Many of the 
       chapters present cutting-edge findings on the 
       contamination of medicinal plants through horizontal 
       transfer, as well as nanomaterials and the biosynthesis of
       pharmacologically active compounds. In addition, the book 
       highlights the impacts of environmental factors (e.g., 
       high and low temperature, climate change, global warming, 
       UV irradiation, intense sunlight and shade, ozone, carbon 
       dioxide, drought, salinity, nutrient deficiency, 
       agrochemicals, waste, heavy metals, nanomaterials, weeds, 
       pests and pathogen infections) on medicinal and aromatic 
       plants, emphasizing secondary metabolisms. In recent years,
       interest has grown in the use of bioactive compounds from 
       natural sources. Medicinal and aromatic plants constitute 
       an important part of the natural environment and agro-
       ecosystems, and contain a wealth of chemical compounds 
       known as secondary metabolites and including alkaloids, 
       glycosides, essential oils and other miscellaneous active 
       substances. These metabolites help plants cope with 
       environmental and/or external stimuli in a rapid, 
       reversible and ecologically meaningful manner. 
       Additionally, environmental factors play a crucial role in
       regulating the metabolic yield of these biologically 
       active molecules. Understanding how medicinal plants 
       respond to environmental perturbations and climate change 
       could open new frontiers in plant production and in 
       agriculture, where successive innovation is urgently 
       needed due to the looming challenges in connection with 
       global food security and climate change. Readers will 
       discover a range of revealing perspectives and the latest 
       research on this vital topic 
650  0 Medicinal plants 
650 14 Biomedicine 
650 24 Pharmacology/Toxicology 
650 24 Plant Sciences 
650 24 Ecology 
700 1  Ghorbanpour, Mansour,|eeditor 
700 1  Varma, Ajit,|eeditor 
710 2  SpringerLink (Online service) 
773 0  |tSpringer eBooks 
856 40 |uhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-68717-9