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Innovative Approaches for Recovery of Phytoconstituents from Medicinal/Aromatic Plants and Biotechnological Production

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University of Agronomic Science and Veterinary Medicine, 59 Marasti Blvd., 011464 Bucharest, Romania
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National Institute for Research & Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry, ICECHIM Bucharest, 202 Spl. Independentei, 060021 Bucharest, Romania
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Group of Plant Cell Biotechnology and Metabolomics, Institute of Microbiology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 139 Ruski Blvd., 4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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Department of Pharmacognosy with Medicinal Plant Unit, Medical University of Lublin, 1 Chodzki, 20-093 Lublin, Poland
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Academic Editors: Gabriela Rapeanu and Nicoleta Stănciuc
Molecules 2020, 25(2), 309; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25020309
Received: 19 December 2019 / Revised: 9 January 2020 / Accepted: 11 January 2020 / Published: 12 January 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Bioactive Compounds from Vegetable Sources)
Continuously growing demand for plant derived therapeutic molecules obtained in a sustainable and eco-friendly manner favors biotechnological production and development of innovative extraction techniques to obtain phytoconstituents. What is more, improving and optimization of alternative techniques for the isolation of high value natural compounds are issues having both social and economic importance. In this critical review, the aspects regarding plant biotechnology and green downstream processing, leading to the production and extraction of increased levels of fine chemicals from both plant cell, tissue, and organ culture or fresh plant materials and the remaining by-products, are discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: medicinal and aromatic plants; bioactive compounds; plant biotechnology; solid-liquid extraction; liquid-liquid separation medicinal and aromatic plants; bioactive compounds; plant biotechnology; solid-liquid extraction; liquid-liquid separation
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Fierascu, R.C.; Fierascu, I.; Ortan, A.; Georgiev, M.I.; Sieniawska, E. Innovative Approaches for Recovery of Phytoconstituents from Medicinal/Aromatic Plants and Biotechnological Production. Molecules 2020, 25, 309.

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