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Advanced phytomedicine 761


 
Module code BOT 761
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Metabolism and functions of secondary compounds such as tannins, alkaloids, terpenoids, flavonoids and free amino acids. Importance of secondary compounds in the defence mechanisms of plants. Isolation and identification of medicinal bioactive compounds from plants. Their current scope and potential applications in ethnobotany. Strategies to discover new pharmaceuticals from ethnomedicine.

Module credits 10.00
NQF Level 08
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 1 lecture per week, 1 practical per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
Period of presentation Semester 2

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