English | 2022 | ISBN: 1032153431 | 358 pages | True PDF | 8.05 MB
There are alarming reports of new and emerging microbial diseases. The recent emergence of COVID-19 is a burning example that has attracted global attention. Not only this, the development of multidrug resistance in microbes is frightening and thus the available antibiotics have been ineffective. Considering these facts, there is a pressing need to develop effective treatment options that are eco-friendly, biobased, and cost-effective. The present book covers the natural/bio-based products from plants, mushrooms and microbes that can be used against different microbial diseases caused by viruses, bacteria and fungi. This book would be an essential reading for students, researchers and people from pharma industries.
• Describes the biobased natural products to combat microbial diseases.
• Examines the antimicrobial potential of mushrooms, endophytes and secondary metabolites.
• Discusses the role of defensins and terpenes in microbial diseases.
• Incorporates natural products from the Amazon for treating microbial diseases.