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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
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 1 practical per week, 1 lecture per week
Language of tuition English
Academic organisation Plant and Soil Sciences
Period of presentation Semester 2

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