Special Issue "Antimicrobial Plant Extracts and Phytochemicals, 2nd Volume"

A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382). This special issue belongs to the section "Plant-Derived Antibiotics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Marcello Iriti
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Guest Editor
Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Milan State University, Milan, Italy
Interests: environmental pollution; agrochemicals; mycotoxins; biomonitoring
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The urgent need for novel antimicrobial drugs to reduce the global burden of infectious diseases has greatly stimulated the exploration of plant products as a source of novel and effective phytotherapeutic agents. Indeed, plant products represent a nearly unlimited source of (multitarget) active ingredients, consisting of complex mixtures of hundreds of different compounds that may be additively or synergistically active once administered. In addition, plant extracts, essential oils and phytochemicals can be useful in adjuvant therapy for improving the efficacy of conventional antimicrobials, decreasing their adverse effects, and reversing multidrug resistance, the latter being a global threat due to the genetic plasticity and environmental adaptability of pathogenic microorganisms. Not least, selected phytochemicals can also be used as templates for the development of new scaffolds for antimicrobial drugs.

Prof. Dr. Marcello Iriti
Prof. Dr. Elena Maria Varoni
Prof. Dr. Sara Vitalini
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Antibiotics is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • plant products
  • marine drugs
  • infectious diseases
  • antibiotics
  • fungicides
  • antibacterial agents
  • antifungal/antimycotic agents
  • crop protection
  • pesticides
  • antibiotic resistance
  • multidrug resistance
  • cross resistance
  • ethnopharmacology
  • preclinical (in vitro/in vivo) studies
  • clinical/in-human studies
  • evidence-based phytotherapy
  • systematic reviews and meta-analyses

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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