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Natural Compounds as Drugs, Volume II by Frank Petersen

Natural Compounds as Drugs, Volume II

Part of the Progress in Drug Research Series


Natural Compounds as Drugs, Volume II by Frank Petersen

The use of substances derived from plants, fungi, bacteria and marine organisms has a long tradition in medicine. This book highlights the biodiversity-driven approaches which are now of eminent importance in natural products research. It addresses the question why natural products display such a complex chemical information, what makes them often unique and what their characteristics are. A compilation of current applicable technology makes this a brilliant reference work.


From the reviews: This second compilation highlights innovative trends in natural products research. ... provide very diverging aspects from molecular biology to practical questions such as production optimization strategies. ... This well-designed volume provides reviews of constant quality in the important field of modern drug research written by an international crew of experts. ... Figures / schemes (numerous formulas) and tables are useful and well organized. ... I recommend this book to anyone interested in modern drug research. It would best be suited for science and industry libraries. (Eckart Eich, Economic Botany, Vol. 63 (4), 2009)

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Publication date

13th March 2008


Frank Petersen

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Birkhauser Verlag AG


428 pages





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