TY - CHAP A1 - Durairaj Thirumurugan A2 - Alagappan Cholarajan A3 - Suresh S.S. Raja and Ramasamy Vijayakumar ED1 - Ramasamy Vijayakumar ED2 - Suresh S.S. Raja Y1 - 2018-09-05 PY - 2018 T1 - An Introductory Chapter: Secondary Metabolites N2 - This book consists of an introductory overview of secondary metabolites, which are classified into four main sections: microbial secondary metabolites, plant secondary metabolites, secondary metabolites through tissue culture technique, and regulation of secondary metabolite production. This book provides a comprehensive account on the secondary metabolites of microorganisms, plants, and the production of secondary metabolites through biotechnological approach like the plant tissue culture method. The regulatory mechanisms of secondary metabolite production in plants and the pharmaceutical and other applications of various secondary metabolites are also highlighted. This book is considered as necessary reading for microbiologists, biotechnologists, biochemists, pharmacologists, and botanists who are doing research in secondary metabolites. It should also be useful to MSc students, MPhil and PhD scholars, scientists, and faculty members of various science disciplines. BT - Secondary Metabolites SP - Ch. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.79766 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.79766 SN - 978-1-78923-643-9 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2019-12-06 ER -