Antimicrobial Drugs: Possibilities from Medicinal Plants Part B—Antifungals

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Naushad T., Türetgen İ., Shiburaj S.

in: Conservation and Sustainable Utilization of Bioresources , Sukumaran,Keerthi T R, Editor, Springer, London/Berlin , Berlin, pp.569-579, 2023

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Publisher: Springer, London/Berlin 
  • City: Berlin
  • Page Numbers: pp.569-579
  • Editors: Sukumaran,Keerthi T R, Editor
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Natural products, especially plant-derived ones, are the source of diverse chemical structures with potential bioactive molecules. The fast-growing Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) problem is identified as one of the top ten global public health threats. The increasing prevalence of antimicrobial resistance has urged the discovery of novel molecules with a new spectrum of bioactivity or activity on alternative drug targets. Traditional screening of natural compounds for bioactivity is a cumbersome process. But the advances in Computational or in silico tools possibility of high thorough screening methods ease the identification of bioactive metabolites as possible drug leads.