Cannabis sativa L. - Botany and Biotechnology

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Suman Chandra, Hemant Lata, Mahmoud A. ElSohly
Springer, 23 mag 2017 - 474 pagine

This book highlights current Cannabis research: its botany, authentication, biotechnology, in vitro propagation, chemistry, cannabinoids biosynthesis, metabolomics, genomics, biomass production, quality control, and pharmacology.

Cannabis sativa L. (Family: Cannabaceae) is one of the oldest sources of fiber, food and medicine. This plant has been of interest to researchers, general public and media not only due to its medicinal properties but also the controversy surrounding its illicit use. Cannabis has a long history of medicinal use in the Middle East and Asia, being first introduced as a medicine in Western Europe in the early 19th century. Due to its numerous natural constituents, Cannabis is considered a chemically complex species. It contains a unique class of terpeno-phenolic compounds (cannabinoids or phytocannabinoids), which have been extensively studied since the discovery of the chemical structure of tetrah

ydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC), commonly known as THC, the main constituent responsible for the plant’s psychoactive effects. An additionally important cannabinoid of current interest is Cannabidiol (CBD). There has been a significant interest in CBD and CBD oil (extract of CBD rich Cannabis) over the last few years because of its reported activity as an antiepileptic agent, particularly its potential use in the treatment of intractable epilepsy in children.

 

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1 Classification of Cannabis sativa L in Relation to Agricultural Biotechnological Medical and Recreational Utilization
1
Nineteenth Century Irish Physicians and Correlations of Their Observations to Modern Research
63
Botany and Horticulture
79
4 Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica versus Sativa and Indica
101
5 MorphoAnatomy of Marijuana Cannabis sativa L
122
6 Chemical and Morphological Phenotypes in Breeding of Cannabis sativa L
137
7 Natural Cannabinoids of Cannabis and Methods of Analysis
161
Biosynthesis and Biotechnological Applications
183
13 Micropropagation of Cannabis sativa LAn Update
285
14 Hairy Root Culture as a Biotechnological Tool in C sativa
298
15 Genomics and Molecular Markers in Cannabis sativa L
319
16 The Role of AgrobacteriumMediated and Other GeneTransfer Technologies in Cannabis Research and Product Development
343
17 Induction of Polyploidy and Its Effect on Cannabis sativa L
364
18 Classical and Molecular Cytogenetics of Cannabis Sativa L
385
19 Assessing Genetic Diversity in Cannabis sativa Using Molecular Approaches
395
20 Cannabis Endophytes and Their Application in Breeding and Physiological Fitness
419

9 The Pharmacology and Therapeutic Potential of Plant Cannabinoids
207
10 Cannabinoid CB2 Receptor Mechanism of Cannabis sativa L
227
11 Cannabidiol as a Treatment for Seizures Convulsions and Epilepsy
248
12 Allergenicity to Cannabis sativa L and Methods to Assess Personal Exposure
263
21 Chemical and Physical Elicitation for Enhanced Cannabinoid Production in Cannabis
438
Microbes Heavy Metals and Pesticides
457
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Informazioni sull'autore (2017)

Suman Chandra, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
National Center for Natural Products Research
Research School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
School of Pharmacy
The University of Mississippi, USA

Hemant Lata, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist
National Center for Natural Products Research
Research School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
School of Pharmacy
The University of Mississippi, USA

Mahmoud A. ElSohly, Ph.D.
Research Professor
National Center for Natural Products Research 
Research School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
School of Pharmacy
The University of Mississippi, USA
&
ElSohly Laboratories Inc.
Oxford, Mississippi, USA

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