Summary and Info
Comprising 26 chapters, this volume deals with the genetic transformation of medicinal plants. It describes methods to obtain plants resistant to insects, diseases, herbicides, and plants with an increased production of compounds of medicinal and pharmaceutical importance. The plant species included are Ajuga reptans, Anthemis nobilis, Astragalus spp., Atropabelladonna, Catharanthus roseus, Datura spp., Duboisialeichhardtii, Fagopyrum spp., Glycyrrhizauralensis, Lobelia spp., Papaversomniferum, Panaxginseng, Peganumhamala, Perezia spp., Pimpinellaanisum, Phyllanthusniruri, Salviamiltiorrhiza, Scoparia dulcis, Scutellariabaicalesis, Serratulatinctoria, Solanum aculeatissimum, Solanum commersonii, Swainsona galegifolia, tobacco, and Vinca minor. The book is of special interest to advanced students, teachers, and researchers in the fields of pharmacy, plant tissue culture, phytochemistry, molecular biology, biomedical engineering, and plant biotechnology in general.