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Elicitation: An underutilized tool in the development of medicinal plants as a source of therapeutic secondary metabolites
Year:
2014
Source of publication :
Advances in Agronomy
Authors :
Bernstein, Nirit
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Volume :
124
Co-Authors:
Gorelick, J., Judea R and D Center, Moshav Carmel, Israel
Bernstein, N., Institute of Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences, Volcani Research Center, Bet-Dagan, Israel
Facilitators :
From page:
201
To page:
230
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Total pages:
30
)
Abstract:
Although there is a plethora of traditional plants with great therapeutic potential, the majority of medicinal plants have yet to be utilized on a large scale. One of the main reasons for this is the chemical variability inherent in plant-derived therapeutics. Many of the medically useful secondary metabolites produced by plants are the result of the latter's response to stress. When medicinal plants taken from the wild are cultivated under "optimal" growing conditions, the natural stressors on the plant are removed and, therefore, the content of secondary metabolites and, consequently, the therapeutic activity of the plants are greatly reduced. A possible aid in overcoming these difficulties is elicitation, the use of biotic and abiotic elicitors to stimulate the stress response in plants and increase the content of biologically active compounds. Elicitation has already been utilized in the study of disease resistance in plants, as well as in metabolic studies in cell culture. Elicitation can also be a powerful aid in the characterization and development of many potentially beneficial medicinal plants. This review summarizes the current state of knowledge concerning the utilization of biotic and abiotic elicitors in plants. © 2014 Elsevier Inc.
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DOI :
10.1016/B978-0-12-800138-7.00005-X
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Database:
Scopus
Publication Type:
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Language:
English
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27963
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Scientific Publication
Elicitation: An underutilized tool in the development of medicinal plants as a source of therapeutic secondary metabolites
124
Gorelick, J., Judea R and D Center, Moshav Carmel, Israel
Bernstein, N., Institute of Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences, Volcani Research Center, Bet-Dagan, Israel
Elicitation: An underutilized tool in the development of medicinal plants as a source of therapeutic secondary metabolites
Although there is a plethora of traditional plants with great therapeutic potential, the majority of medicinal plants have yet to be utilized on a large scale. One of the main reasons for this is the chemical variability inherent in plant-derived therapeutics. Many of the medically useful secondary metabolites produced by plants are the result of the latter's response to stress. When medicinal plants taken from the wild are cultivated under "optimal" growing conditions, the natural stressors on the plant are removed and, therefore, the content of secondary metabolites and, consequently, the therapeutic activity of the plants are greatly reduced. A possible aid in overcoming these difficulties is elicitation, the use of biotic and abiotic elicitors to stimulate the stress response in plants and increase the content of biologically active compounds. Elicitation has already been utilized in the study of disease resistance in plants, as well as in metabolic studies in cell culture. Elicitation can also be a powerful aid in the characterization and development of many potentially beneficial medicinal plants. This review summarizes the current state of knowledge concerning the utilization of biotic and abiotic elicitors in plants. © 2014 Elsevier Inc.
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