Special Issue "Diversity of Plants with Phytochemical Activity"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2023) | Viewed by 13759
Interests: bioactive compounds from plants; food quality and safety; bioactivity; plant secondary metabolites
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Diversity is about to launch a Special Issue dedicated to the diversity of plants with phytochemical activity.
Around the world, plants are used in traditional medicine or as functional foods to treat various diseases; however, many of them have not been investigated in depth. Plant parts (roots, leaves, branches/stems, barks, flowers, and fruits) are rich in phytochemical compounds, such as terpenes, phenols, and carotenes, which have shown different biological activities. These compounds can inhibit microbial growth, possess antioxidant activity, can be antiviral, antiproliferative, antimutagenic, and anticancer agents. Depending on the geographical region, harvest season, and climate, many plant species can have a different phytochemical composition with varied biological activities. So, these differences provide unique characteristics even when tested in the same plant species. In this Special Issue, we are interested in research highlighting the variety of phytochemicals and demonstrating their biological activities through in vivo or in vitro studies using innovative methods and technologies.
Dr. Jesús Fernando Ayala-Zavala
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