Extraction, Utilization and Application of Bioactive Compounds from Horticultural Plants

A special issue of Horticulturae (ISSN 2311-7524). This special issue belongs to the section "Developmental Physiology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 27 September 2024 | Viewed by 126

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Faculty of Agriculture, University of Novi Sad, Trg Dositeja Obradovića 8, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
Interests: bioactive compounds; allelopathy; polyphenols; antioxidants; secondary metabolites; oxidative stress

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Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Food Industry and Environmental Protection, “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, 7-9 Dr. Ion Rațiu Street, 550024 Sibiu, Romania
Interests: phytochemistry; antioxidants; polyphenols; lipid oxidation; nutraceuticals

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Chemistry Interdisciplinary Project (ChIP), School of Pharmacy, University of Camerino, Via Madonna delle Carceri, 62032 Camerino, Italy
Interests: plant essential oils; plant extracts; bioactive compounds; phytochemistry; isolation; synthesis; biological properties
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Horticultural plants are rich source of different bioactive compounds, which play a crucial role both in their metabolism and in their interactions with the surrounding environment. Indeed, these compound possess numerous ecological functions, contributing to plant survival in different environmental conditions, protecting them from herbivores, plant pathogens and competitive plants, and attracting pollinators and birds. Bioactive compounds are usually extracted for their numerous biological properties and find several applications in pharmaceutical, chemical, cosmetic, textile, food and feed industries and in integrated plant protection.

This Special Issue aims to present studies that report the extraction procedures and the isolation and characterization of bioactive compounds from fruits, vegetables and ornamental, medicinal and aromatic plants, as well as the utilization, application and bioactivity of selected extracts. 

Prof. Dr. Dejan Prvulović
Prof. Dr. Simona Oancea
Dr. Eleonora Spinozzi
Guest Editors

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  • horticultural plants
  • extraction
  • fruits
  • aromatic plants
  • chemical characterization

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