Catharanthus roseus: Current Research and Future Prospects by M. Naeem
English | 14 May 2017 | ISBN: 3319516191 | 412 Pages | PDF | 7.14 MB
This book studies the production of indole alkaloids in the important medicinal plant Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don, commonly known as periwinkle. The anticancer alkaloids, viz. vinblastine and vincristine, are mainly present in the leaves of C. roseus and inhibit the growth of cancer cells by hindering the formation of mitotic apparatus during cell division.