Special Issue "Antimicrobial Activity of Higher Plants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020).
Interests: natural product drug discovery; phytochemistry; essential oils; chemical ecology; molecular modeling
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Humans have used higher plants to treat infections and diseases for millennia, and much of the world’s population continues to rely on plant-based medicines for treatment of infections. In developed countries, antibiotics and immunization have largely replaced plant-based antimicrobials. However, antibiotic resistance is increasing in many pathogenic microbial species, making currently used antibiotics less effective. In addition, there is an ever-increasing threat of emerging infectious diseases as humans encroach more into less inhabited areas, congregate in higher densities in population centers, and more closely associate with domesticated animals, as well as alterations in global climate and weather patterns. There is a chronic need to find alternative sources of antimicrobial agents, and higher plants still represent a large opportunity for discovery of new anti-infectious agents. We invite timely reviews and original research articles on antimicrobial activities of higher plants and antimicrobial phytochemicals derived from plants.
Prof. William N. Setzer
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