American Journal of Life Sciences

Special Issue

Recent Developments in Health Care through Plants and Microbes

  • Submission Deadline: 30 October 2014
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Sibi G
About This Special Issue
The aim of this special issue titled “Recent Development in Health Care through Plants and Microbes” is to enhance health care by giving an opportunity to researchers to showcase their experiences and results that portray various approaches and techniques applied. This special issue seeks to publish papers aimed at addressing significant issues related to Health Care, its various implications and problems, contributing towards addition of new concepts, trends and knowledge to Science.

This issue will contain state-of-the-art reviews and original research articles covering outstanding and most recent research in the field of plant sciences and microbiology. Use of plants and microorganisms for health care is gaining momentum at this movement. The contributions of plants and microbes in health care has helped in achieving better outcomes, reduced side effects, reducing the costs and the risk of treatments for improved quality of life. The scope of this issue extends to the use of plants and microorganisms to prevent the diseases both at the individual and population levels. This issue intends to publish papers dealing with all aspects of agriculture, medicinal plants and microorganisms.

This call invites both theoretical and empirical studies on the following topics that are specific but are not limited to:
1. Medicinal plants
2. Plant extracts for health care
3. Microbial products for health care
4. Biochemical studies
5. Identification (biochemical and molecular methods) and characterization
6. Contribution to human health
7. Biosynthesis of nanoparticles
8. Pharma plants
9. GMO’s and future health
10. Edible vaccines
11. Genetically modified microbes and health
12. Plants and nutraceuticals
Lead Guest Editor
  • Sibi G

    Department of Biotechnology, Indian Academy Degree College (Autonomous), Centre for Research and Post Graduate Studies, Bangalore, India

Guest Editors
  • M.K. Sateesh

    Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Bangalore University, Bangalore, India

  • Manoj Kumar Upadhyay

    Department of Education and Biotechnology, Biotech Park, Lucknow, India

  • Firuza Tursunkhodjaeva

    Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Institute of the Chemistry of Plant Subtances, Uzbek Academy of Sciences, Tashkent City, Uzbekistan

  • S. Adline Princy

    Quorum Sensing Division, Centre for Research on Infectious Diseases (CRID), Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA University), Thanjavur, India

  • Snehalata G Nadiger

    Indian Academy Centre for Research and Post Graduate Studies, Bangalore, India

  • K. Dhananjaya

    Robust Materials Technology Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, India

  • Susanta Pahari

    Indian Academy Degree College, Centre for Research and Post Graduate Studies, Bangalore, India

  • Sudha Deshmukh

    Centre for Post Graduate Studies, Jain University, Bangalore, India

Published Articles
  • Antagonistic Activity and Biofilm Studies on Streptomyces Species towards Nigrospora Sp

    Sudhakar Malla , Bathula Christopher , Yacharam shivakumar , Kakarapalli Nagalakshmi

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6-1, November 2014
    Pages: 28-34
    Received: 19 August 2014
    Accepted: 10 September 2014
    Published: 15 October 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajls.s.2014020601.16
    Abstract: Plants, in contrast with vertebrates, have no immune system. So they are affected by pathogens easily leading to remarkable yield loss altogether. Fungal phytopathogens pose serious problems worldwide in the agriculture sector, and harmful and costly chemical fungicides are nowhere a match to them. A detailed study was performed to screen the coop... Show More
  • Healing Effects of Wheat Grass (Triticum aestivum L) Extracts on RBC Membrane Damage

    Sudhakar Malla , Manish Kumar Mourya , Debashree Halder , Fatemeh Gomroki , Hamzah basil Mohammed

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6-1, November 2014
    Pages: 22-27
    Received: 11 August 2014
    Accepted: 12 September 2014
    Published: 15 October 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajls.s.2014020601.15
    Abstract: The study was mainly designed to validate the healing effects of wheat grass on RBC membrane damage. RBC membrane damage can be due to several factors, of which the free radical damage takes a major part. Many medicinal herbs have been used in study to find out their potential role in healing effects and at the same time in scavenging the free radi... Show More
  • Variations in Biochemical Attributes of Cassia tora L. and C. auriculata L. under Temperature Stress

    Geetika Pant , Sibi G. , Sangeetha Annie George , Shubha Bhadran , Ugam Chauhan

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6-1, November 2014
    Pages: 16-21
    Received: 16 August 2014
    Accepted: 3 September 2014
    Published: 17 September 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajls.s.2014020601.14
    Abstract: Plants continuously struggle for survival under various environmental abiotic stress conditions, specifically high temperature. Fourteen-day-old seedlings of Cassia tora and Cassia auriculata were subjected to differential temperature stress treatments at 30ºC, 37ºC, 42°C and 44°C for 16 h each. Various biochemical parameters viz reducing sugars, t... Show More
  • Antioxidant, Cytotoxic and Hypolipidemic Activities of Plumeria alba L. and Plumeria rubra L.

    Hafizur Rahman , Vijaya Badra Reddy , Soumya Ghosh , Sandeep Kumar Mistry , Geetika Pant , Sibi G.

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6-1, November 2014
    Pages: 11-15
    Received: 12 August 2014
    Accepted: 3 September 2014
    Published: 17 September 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajls.s.2014020601.13
    Abstract: Methanolic flower extracts of Plumeria alba and P. rubra were tested for in vitro antioxidant potential, cytotoxicity and hypolipidemic activities. DPPH assay of methanolic extract of Plumeria revealed that 81% and 72% inhibition by P. alba and P. rubra respectively and the total phenolic content was found as 173.9 µg ml-1 and 167.3 µg ml-1. Signif... Show More
  • In Vitro Studies on Antioxidant, Hypolipidemic and Cytotoxic Potential of Parmelia Perlata

    Hafizur Rahman , Vijaya B , Soumya Ghosh , Geetika Pant , Sibi G

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6-1, November 2014
    Pages: 7-10
    Received: 13 August 2014
    Accepted: 15 August 2014
    Published: 24 August 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajls.s.2014020601.12
    Abstract: New drug preparations of natural origin are in need due to the numerous side effects and resistance development through the continuous and uncontrolled use of synthetic drugs. Lichens are reported to have manifold biological activities and in this study, antioxidant, hypolipidemic and cytotoxic potential of Parmelia perlata were assessed. Methanol... Show More
  • Isolation and Characterization of Antimicrobial Alkaloids from Plumeria alba Flowers against Food Borne Pathogens

    Sibi G. , Apsara Venkategowda , Lepakshi Gowda

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6-1, November 2014
    Pages: 1-6
    Received: 4 August 2014
    Accepted: 7 August 2014
    Published: 19 August 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajls.s.2014020601.11
    Abstract: Many plants have been identified for their applications in preventing food pathogens but identification of active compounds are yet to be defined in most cases. The objective of this study was to explore the potential alkaloids from Plumeria alba and their activity against food pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms. A total of six food borne patho... Show More