Artemisia: Classification, Cultivation and Uses

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Jack M. Roe (Editor)

Series: Plant Science Research and Practices
BISAC: SCI011000

Artemisia: Classification, Cultivation and Uses reviews the fundamental traits that make A. monosperma a keystone species in sandy ecosystems, as well as the current experiences in A. monosperma management.

Following this, the authors investigate the biological interactions of flavonoids and artemisinin and its derivatives, possibly leading to synergistic effects and consequently enhanced effectiveness in the treatment of cancer.

The concluding study outlines the main dependencies obtained from plant development, morphogenesis, physiological status and the profile of essential oils and non-volatile phenolics accumulated. (Imprint: Nova)

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Preface

Chapter 1. The Ecology of Artemisia monosperma Delile: A Desert Keystone Species in Sandy Ecosystems in the Middle East
(Ofir Katz, PhD, and Pua Bar [Kutiel], PhD, Dead Sea and Arava Science Center, Israel, and others)

Chapter 2. Development of Artemisia Annua L. for Cancer Treatment
(Roxana Liana Stan, Adriana Corina Hangan, Bogdan Sevastre, Laura Grațiela Vicaș and Corina Ionescu, Department of Pharmaceutical Biochemistry and Clinical Laboratory, University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Iuliu Hațieganu”, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and others3)

Chapter 3. Artemisia alba Turra as a Flexible Model to Study Interrelations between Developmental Patterns and Secondary Metabolites Productivity in Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture Conditions
(Kalina Danova, Institute of Organic Chemistry with Centre of Phytochemistry, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria)

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