Panamanian biodiversity: a valuable source of novel lead compounds of economic and medical potential

Gupta, Mahabir P. (2018) Panamanian biodiversity: a valuable source of novel lead compounds of economic and medical potential. Pharmacy & Pharmacology International Journal, 6 (2). p. 112.

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Abstract

The rich plant diversity of developing countries in globalization era is a reservoir of unexplored sources of drugs and aromatic plants. Despite the intensive investigation of terrestrial flora, it is estimated that only 6% of the approximately 300,000 species (some estimates are as high as 500,000 species) of higher plants have been systematically investigated pharmacologically, and only some 15% phytochemically.1 The endophytic microorganisms that reside between living plant cells have received little attention. Historically, natural products have provided an endless source of medicines, and despite reduced funding for natural products-based drug discovery, natural products remain an undiminished source of new pharmaceuticals.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Depositing User: Fergie Pineda
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2023 02:38
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2023 15:27
URI: http://up-rid.up.ac.pa/id/eprint/6881

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