Prunus: Classification, Cultivation and Toxicity

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William Schneider (Editor)

Series: Plant Science Research and Practices
BISAC: SCI011000

Prunus: Classification, Cultivation and Toxicity opens with a study wherein functional components of prunes such as caffeoylquinic acid isomers and quinic acid are quantified by means of high-performance liquid chromatographyanalysis.

Prunus avium L is examined, particularly focusing on their profile of bioactive compounds, the health benefits associated with their consumption, as well as their potential therapeutic properties.

Also examined in this collection is Prunus serotina Ehrh., a tree species native to North America, appreciated for its valuable wood and ornamental leaves and flowers.

The classification, toxicity, and techniques used to propagate and disseminate the endangered Prunus africana are assessed in an effort to improve its medicinal utilization and sustainable conservation.
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Preface

Chapter 1. Phytochemicals in Prunes (Prunus domestica L.)
(Shin-ichi Kayano, Hiroe Kikuzaki, Takahiko Mitani and Nobuji Nakatani, Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Health Science, Kio University, Nara, Japan, and others)

Chapter 2. Prunus avium L.: Composition, Analysis and Health Benefits
(Joana Gonçalves, Ana Y. Simão, Sofia Soares, Carina Gameiro, Ema Almeida, Tiago Rosado, Ângelo Luís, PhD, Eugenia Gallardo, PhD, and Ana Paula Duarte, PhD, Centro de Investigação em Ciências da Saúde,
Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 3. Ecophysiological Mechanisms of the Invasion of Black Cherry in European Forests
(Piotr Robakowski, Faculty of Forestry, Poznań University of Life Sciences, Wojska Polskiego, Poznań, Poland, and others)

Chapter 4. A Review of the Classification, Propagation Techniques and Toxicity of Endangered Prunus africana (Hook F.) Kalkman for Its Improved Domestication and Conservation
(Justine Germo Nzweundji, Innocent Afuh Awasom, Néhémie Tchinda Donfagsiteli and Nicolas Niemenak, Institute of Medical Research and Medicinal Plants Studies, Yaounde, Cameroon, and others)

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