Special Issue "Lamiaceae Species: Biology, Ecology and Practical Uses"
A special issue of Plants (ISSN 2223-7747).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2018).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: plant biology and ecology
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Lamiaceae (Labiatae) is an important plant family that consists of 236 genera and more than 7000 species. The largest genera that belong to this family are Salvia, Scutellaria, Stachys, Plectranthus, Hyptis, Teucrium, Vitex, Thymus, Nepeta, etc. The species from the family Lamiaceae inhabit different ecosystems and have a great diversity with a cosmopolitan distribution. Most of the species are aromatic and possess a complex mixture of bioactive compounds that contribute to overall biological activity in both in vitro and in vivo conditions. Secondary metabolites with potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiviral, and anticancer effects are crucial in terms of the previously-mentioned biological activities. Moreover, plants that belong to this family are valuable in food, cosmetic, flavoring, fragrance, perfumery, pesticide, and pharmaceutical industries. Because of a wide range of applications, the plants of the family Lamiaceae are widely cultivated and are, therefore, regarded as an indispensable source of functional food. This Special Issue of Plants will contribute to the knowledge of plants that belong to the family Lamiaceae from several aspects, such as morphology and anatomy, diversity and phytogeography, physiology and ecology, methodology of cultivation and collection, uses in traditional and modern folk medicine, diversity, methods for quantitative and qualitative analysis, isolation and purification, methods for chemical modification, as well as in vitro and in vivo biological activities of secondary metabolites.
Dr. Milan S. Stankovic
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