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Lichen Secondary Metabolites: Bioactive Properties and Pharmaceutical Potential

  • First book mainly dedicated to bioactive lichen derived secondary metabolites
  • Discusses beneficial properties of a broad spectrum of lichenic secondary metabolites including antibiotic, antiviral and anti-carcinogen activities
  • Offers an insight into the potential applications of lichens in medicine

By: Branislav Ranković(Editor)

202 pages, 7 colour & 2 b/w photos and illustrations, tables


Hardback | Jan 2015 | #220441 | ISBN-13: 9783319133737
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NHBS Price: £126.00 $161/€137 approx

About this book

The present book discusses in detail the nature and bioactive properties of lichen secondary metabolites. Their therapeutic potential ranges from antibiotic to antioxidant and from anticarcinogenic to antiviral activity. It further discusses their use in traditional medicine and highlights possible future directions in the study of their pharmaceutical potential.


- Lichens as a potential source of bioactive secondary metabolites
- Lichens used in traditional medicine
- Lichen secondary metabolites as potential antibiotic agents
- Studies on antioxidant properties of lichen secondary metabolites
- Investigations of lichen secondary metabolites with potential anticancer activity
- Antigenotoxic effect of some lichen metabolites
- Lichen secondary metabolites as possible antiviral agents
- Future directions in the study of pharmaceutical potential of lichens

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