Toxicological Survey of African Medicinal Plants

Toxicological Survey of African Medicinal Plants
Author: Victor Kuete
Publsiher: Elsevier Science Limited
Total Pages: 715
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 9780128000182
ISBN 13: 012800018X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toxicological Survey of African Medicinal Plants Book Review:

Toxicological Survey of African Medicinal Plants provides a detailed overview of toxicological studies relating to traditionally used medicinal plants in Africa, with special emphasis on the methodologies and tools used for data collection and interpretation. The book considers the physical parameters of these plants and their effect upon various areas of the body and human health, including chapters dedicated to genotoxicity, hepatotoxicity, nephrotoxicity, cardiotoxicity, neurotoxicity, and specific organs and systems. Following this discussion of the effects of medicinal plants is a critical review of the guidelines and methods in use for toxicological research as well as the state of toxicology studies in Africa. With up-to-date research provided by a team of experts, Toxicological Survey of African Medicinal Plants is an invaluable resource for researchers and students involved in pharmacology, toxicology, phytochemistry, medicine, pharmacognosy, and pharmaceutical biology. Offers a critical review of the methods used in toxicological survey of medicinal plants Provides up-to-date toxicological data on African medicinal plants and families Serves as a resource tool for students and scientists in the various areas of toxicology

Toxicological Survey of African Medicinal Plants

Toxicological Survey of African Medicinal Plants
Author: Victor Kuete
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 744
Release: 2014-05-30
ISBN 10: 0128004754
ISBN 13: 9780128004753
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toxicological Survey of African Medicinal Plants Book Review:

Toxicological Survey of African Medicinal Plants provides a detailed overview of toxicological studies relating to traditionally used medicinal plants in Africa, with special emphasis on the methodologies and tools used for data collection and interpretation. The book considers the physical parameters of these plants and their effect upon various areas of the body and human health, including chapters dedicated to genotoxicity, hepatotoxicity, nephrotoxicity, cardiotoxicity, neurotoxicity, and specific organs and systems. Following this discussion of the effects of medicinal plants is a critical review of the guidelines and methods in use for toxicological research as well as the state of toxicology studies in Africa. With up-to-date research provided by a team of experts, Toxicological Survey of African Medicinal Plants is an invaluable resource for researchers and students involved in pharmacology, toxicology, phytochemistry, medicine, pharmacognosy, and pharmaceutical biology. Offers a critical review of the methods used in toxicological survey of medicinal plants Provides up-to-date toxicological data on African medicinal plants and families Serves as a resource tool for students and scientists in the various areas of toxicology

Handbook of African Medicinal Plants Second Edition

Handbook of African Medicinal Plants  Second Edition
Author: Maurice M. Iwu
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 506
Release: 2014-02-04
ISBN 10: 1466571985
ISBN 13: 9781466571983
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of African Medicinal Plants Second Edition Book Review:

With over 50,000 distinct species in sub-Saharan Africa alone, the African continent is endowed with an enormous wealth of plant resources. While more than 25 percent of known species have been used for several centuries in traditional African medicine for the prevention and treatment of diseases, Africa remains a minor player in the global natural products market largely due to lack of practical information. This updated and expanded second edition of the Handbook of African Medicinal Plants provides a comprehensive review of more than 2,000 species of plants employed in indigenous African medicine, with full-color photographs and references from over 1,100 publications. The first part of the book contains a catalog of the plants used as ingredients for the preparation of traditional remedies, including their medicinal uses and the parts of the plant used. This is followed by a pharmacognostical profile of 170 of the major herbs, with a brief description of the diagnostic features of the leaves, flowers, and fruits and monographs with botanical names, common names, synonyms, African names, habitat and distribution, ethnomedicinal uses, chemical constituents, and reported pharmacological activity. The second part of the book provides an introduction to African traditional medicine, outlining African cosmology and beliefs as they relate to healing and the use of herbs, health foods, and medicinal plants. This book presents scientific documentation of the correlation between the observed folk use and demonstrable biological activity, as well as the characterized constituents of the plants.

Fighting Multidrug Resistance with Herbal Extracts Essential Oils and Their Components

Fighting Multidrug Resistance with Herbal Extracts  Essential Oils and Their Components
Author: Victor Kuete
Publsiher: Elsevier Inc. Chapters
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2013-05-24
ISBN 10: 0128066741
ISBN 13: 9780128066744
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fighting Multidrug Resistance with Herbal Extracts Essential Oils and Their Components Book Review:

The development of vancomycin resistance by some microbial strains has made the treatment of some infections more difficult and, in many cases, impossible. Although the search for new drugs against vancomycin-resistant organisms has been very successful, resistance can arise against many of these compounds. Natural products are an invaluable source of a diversity of biologically active compounds for addressing the challenges facing drug development initiatives to combat vancomycin-resistant enterococcal infections. Despite the fact that scientific data on plant metabolites active against vancomycin-resistant enterococci remain scarce, some compounds (including terpenoids and phenolics) have been reported to have inhibitory effects at various levels. This chapter describes the state of the art of research into plant bioactive metabolites against vancomycin-resistant enterococci, highlighting the hit compounds.

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of the World Africa

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of the World   Africa
Author: Mohamed Neffati,Hanen Najjaa,Ákos Máthé
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 411
Release: 2017-09-07
ISBN 10: 9402411208
ISBN 13: 9789402411201
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of the World Africa Book Review:

This volume in the series is devoted to Africa, a continent that possesses a vast treasure of medicinal plants and has produced some exclusive materials for the world market. This volume is expected to strengthen the medicinal plant sector in African countries by making comprehensive information on medicinal and aromatic plants available to policy-makers and entrepreneurs. It can be used to frame effective policies and create an environment conducive to the growth of the plant-based medicine industry, bringing economic benefit to African nations. It will help health organizations to improve the health of their people by using their own resources and a less expensive system of medicine, which is accepted by African society. It could also lead scientific communities to increase R&D activities in the field.

Toxicology and Human Environments

Toxicology and Human Environments
Author: Ernest Hodgson
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 435
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0124158137
ISBN 13: 9780124158139
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toxicology and Human Environments Book Review:

Environmental toxicology is generally held to be the study of the potential of constituents of outdoor environments to impact either human health or the biological structure of the ecosystems involved. This volume is a first attempt to integrate toxicological studies of all of the many human environments, both indoor and outdoor, and their complex interrelationships. Included are considerations of natural environments, the agroecosystem, occupational, urban and domestic environments as well as the environment associated with Superfund sites and military deployments. The primary emphasis is on public health, including the potential health effects of toxicants found in different environments, the bioprocessing of such toxicants in humans and surrogate animals and the principles of risk analysis. Approaches the toxicology of human environments in a new and unique way, stressing the complex interrelationships of all human environments and the implication for human and environmental health Each chapter is written by an acknowledged expert and is addressed to those interested in the broader implications of the environmental modifications that are always associated with the activities of humans living and working in them

Medicinal Spices and Vegetables from Africa

Medicinal Spices and Vegetables from Africa
Author: Victor Kuete
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 694
Release: 2017-01-14
ISBN 10: 0128094419
ISBN 13: 9780128094419
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medicinal Spices and Vegetables from Africa Book Review:

Medicinal Spices and Vegetables from Africa: Therapeutic Potential against Metabolic, Inflammatory, Infectious and Systemic Diseases provides a detailed look at medicinal spices and vegetables that have proven safe-and-effective for consumption and the treatment of diseases, including infectious diseases, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. It provides pharmacological evidence, such as the latest information related to efficacy and safety data, in vitro and in vivo studies, clinical trials, and more, to illustrate the use of these spices and vegetables as both palliative and alternative treatments with the goal of furthering research in this area to produce safer and more effective drugs. Provides scientific evidence for the potential of medicinal spices and vegetables used in Africa to fight metabolic, inflammatory, and infectious diseases Includes a review of the latest methods used to investigate the effects of medicinal plants in the treatment of disease Offers an updated resource for students sand scientists in the fields of pharmaceutical science, pharmacognosy, complementary and alternative medicine, ethnopharmacology, phytochemistry, biochemistry, and more

Ethnopharmacology

Ethnopharmacology
Author: Michael Heinrich,Anna K. Jäger
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2015-10-05
ISBN 10: 1118930746
ISBN 13: 9781118930748
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethnopharmacology Book Review:

Ethnopharmacology is one of the world’s fastest-growing scientific disciplines encompassing a diverse range of subjects. It links natural sciences research on medicinal, aromatic and toxic plants with socio-cultural studies and has often been associated with the development of new drugs. The Editors of Ethnopharmacology have assembled an international team of renowned contributors to provide a critical synthesis of the substantial body of new knowledge and evidence on the subject that has emerged over the past decade. Divided into three parts, the book begins with an overview of the subject including a brief history, ethnopharmacological methods, the role of intellectual property protection, key analytical approaches, the role of ethnopharmacology in primary/secondary education and links to biodiversity and ecological research. Part two looks at ethnopharmacological contributions to modern therapeutics across a range of conditions including CNS disorders, cancer, bone and joint health and parasitic diseases. The final part is devoted to regional perspectives covering all continents, providing a state-of-the –art assessment of the status of ethnopharmacological research globally. A comprehensive, critical synthesis of the latest developments in ethnopharmacology. Includes a section devoted to ethnopharmacological contributions to modern therapeutics across a range of conditions. Contributions are from leading international experts in the field. This timely book will prove invaluable for researchers and students across a range of subjects including ethnopharmacology, ethnobotany, medicinal plant research and natural products research. Ethnopharmacology- A Reader is part of the ULLA Series in Pharmaceutical Sciences www.ullapharmsci.org

Toxicology in Antiquity

Toxicology in Antiquity
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 510
Release: 2018-10-22
ISBN 10: 0128153407
ISBN 13: 9780128153406
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toxicology in Antiquity Book Review:

Toxicology in Antiquity provides an authoritative and fascinating exploration into the use of toxins and poisons in antiquity. It brings together the two previously published shorter volumes on the topic, as well as adding considerable new information. Part of the History of Toxicology and Environmental Health series, it covers key accomplishments, scientists, and events in the broad field of toxicology, including environmental health and chemical safety. This first volume sets the tone for the series and starts at the very beginning, historically speaking, with a look at toxicology in ancient times. The book explains that before scientific research methods were developed, toxicology thrived as a very practical discipline. People living in ancient civilizations readily learned to distinguish safe substances from hazardous ones, how to avoid these hazardous substances, and how to use them to inflict harm on enemies. It also describes scholars who compiled compendia of toxic agents. New chapters in this edition focus chiefly on evidence for the use of toxic agents derived from religious texts. Provides the historical background for understanding modern toxicology Illustrates the ways previous civilizations learned to distinguish safe from hazardous substances, how to avoid the hazardous substances and how to use them against enemies Explores the way famous historical figures used toxins New chapters focus on evidence of the use of toxins derived from religious texts

Herbal Medicine

Herbal Medicine
Author: Philip Builders
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2019-01-30
ISBN 10: 1789847826
ISBN 13: 9781789847826
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Herbal Medicine Book Review:

Herbal medicine is a multidisciplinary compilation of topics in herbal medicine that are designed to enlighten all who have a stake in healthcare. In light of the current trends and popularity of herbal medicine, cultural/societal differences and perception, and the relationship with modern healthcare this book presents selected topics to ensure that necessary information on herbal medicine in healthcare is provided. Apart from clarifying certain important complexities and misconceptions on herbal medicine, a general overview of herbal medicine, uses of herbs in the management of diseases, plant secondary metabolites, analytical techniques, applications in stem cell research, use as leads for conventional drug compound development, and research and development of herbal medicines for healthcare are among the major discussions in this book.

Poisonous Plants and Phytochemicals in Drug Discovery

Poisonous Plants and Phytochemicals in Drug Discovery
Author: Andrew G. Mtewa,Chukwuebuka Egbuna,G. M. Narasimha Rao
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2020-12-22
ISBN 10: 1119650232
ISBN 13: 9781119650232
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poisonous Plants and Phytochemicals in Drug Discovery Book Review:

Focusing on phytochemicals and their potential for drug discovery, this book offers a comprehensive resource on poisonous plants and their applications in chemistry and in pharmacology. Provides a comprehensive resource on phytotoxins, covering historical perspectives, modern applications, and their potential in drug discovery - Covers the mechanisms, benefits, risks and management protocols of phytotoxins in a scientific laboratory and the usefulness in drug discovery - Written and edited by leading researchers in phytochemistry, medicinal chemistry, analytical chemistry, toxicology, and more - Presents chapters in a carefully designed, clear order, making it an ideal resource for the academic researcher or the industry professional at any stage in their career Provides a comprehensive resource on phytotoxins, covering historical perspectives, modern applications, and their potential in drug discovery Covers the mechanisms, benefits, risks and management protocols of phytotoxins in a scientific laboratory and the usefulness in drug discovery Presents chapters in a carefully designed, clear order, making it an ideal resource for the academic researcher or the industry professional at any stage in their career

Ethnopharmacology and Biodiversity of Medicinal Plants

Ethnopharmacology and Biodiversity of Medicinal Plants
Author: Jayanta Kumar Patra,Gitishree Das,Sanjeet Kumar,Hrudayanath Thatoi
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2019-08-30
ISBN 10: 0429675372
ISBN 13: 9780429675379
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethnopharmacology and Biodiversity of Medicinal Plants Book Review:

Ethnopharmacology and Biodiversity of Medicinal Plants provides a multitude of contemporary views on the diversity of medicinal plants, discussing both their traditional uses and therapeutic claims. This book emphasizes the importance of cataloging ethnomedical information as well as examining and preserving the diversity of traditional medicines. It also discusses the challenges present with limited access to modern medicine and the ways in which research can be conducted to enhance these modern practices. The book also explores the conservation procedures for endangered plant species and discusses their relevance to ethnopharmacology. Each chapter of this book relays the research of experts in the field who conducted research in diverse landscapes of India, providing a detailed account of the basic and applied approaches of ethnobotany and ethnopharmacology. The book reviews multiple processes pertaining to medicinal plants, such as collecting the traditional therapeutic values and validation methods. It also explores developments in the field such as the diversity and medicinal potential of unexplored plant species and applications in drug formulation to fight against anti-microbial resistance (AMR).

Medicinal Plant Research in Africa

Medicinal Plant Research in Africa
Author: Victor Kuete
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 916
Release: 2013-06-19
ISBN 10: 0124059368
ISBN 13: 9780124059368
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medicinal Plant Research in Africa Book Review:

The pharmacopoeias of most African countries are available and contain an impressive number of medicinal plants used for various therapeutic purposes. Many African scholars have distinguished themselves in the fields of organic chemistry, pharmacology, and pharmacognosy and other areas related to the study of plant medicinal plants. However, until now, there is no global standard book on the nature and specificity of chemicals isolated in African medicinal plants, as well as a book bringing together and discussing the main bioactive metabolites of these plants. This book explores the essence of natural substances from African medicinal plants and their pharmacological potential. In light of possible academic use, this book also scans the bulk of African medicinal plants extract having promising pharmacological activities. The book contains data of biologically active plants of Africa, plant occurring compounds and synthesis pathways of secondary metabolites. This book explores the essence of natural substances from African medicinal plants and their pharmacological potential The authors are world reknowned African Scientists.

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
Author: Tariq Aftab
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 3030589757
ISBN 13: 9783030589752
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Non Timber Forest Products

Non Timber Forest Products
Author: Azamal Husen
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 3030730778
ISBN 13: 9783030730772
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Underexplored Medicinal Plants from Sub Saharan Africa

Underexplored Medicinal Plants from Sub Saharan Africa
Author: Namrita Lall
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2019-11-07
ISBN 10: 0128168218
ISBN 13: 9780128168219
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Underexplored Medicinal Plants from Sub Saharan Africa Book Review:

Underexplored Medicinal Plants from Sub-Saharan Africa: Plants with Therapeutic Potential for Human Health examines a comprehensive selection of rarely explored plants that have been underestimated for their therapeutic value. The book contains monographs of medicinal plants, outlining their botanical description, geographical distribution, ethnobotanical usage, chemical constituents, sample and standard preparations and methods, and pharmacological properties. With expert contributors from South Africa, Mauritius, Seychelles, Cameroon and Nigeria, and the compilation of ethnobotanical, taxonomic and pharmacologic information for each species, this book is a valuable resource for researchers, academics in pharmacology, ethnopharmacology, medicinal plant sciences, and more. Explores the therapeutic potential of a comprehensive selection of underexplored and underutilized medicinal plants in sub-Sahara Africa Provides a summary table of structures of any known natural products, including details of plant source (chapter) and observed activity (e.g. anticancer, antibacterial) Includes contributions from experts from South African, Mauritius, Seychelles, Cameroon and Nigeria

Biopesticides

Biopesticides
Author: Timothy O. Adejumo,Ralf T. Vögele
Publsiher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2021-04-10
ISBN 10: 3832552642
ISBN 13: 9783832552640
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biopesticides Book Review:

Biopesticides have readily available sources, they are effective and easily biodegradable, exhibit various modes of action, cheaper, inherently less toxic to humans and the environment. They do not leave harmful residues, and are usually more specific to target pests. The use of biopesticides is markedly safer for the environment and users, and more sustainable than the application of chemicals, and are therefore used as potential alternatives to synthetic pesticides, especially as components in Integrated Pest Management strategies. The book Biopesticides: Botanicals and Microorganisms for Improving Agriculture and Human Health is a collection of articles, up to date reviews and research contributions from both developed and developing countries. It emphasises the current issues of importance and the progress made in the fields of agricultural, environmental and soil microbiology, plant pathology and ethnobotany, and aims to bring together all available and relevant information on biopesticides. It comprises 12 Chapters on emerging issues on biopesticides from important and useful botanicals to beneficial microorganisms that show great potential in both agriculture and human health. The book will be of immense help to both the undergraduate and postgraduate students, biologists and agriculturists, who would like to broaden their knowledge and gain substantial experience about biopesticides in agriculture and health, this will enable them to contribute significantly in making the world a safer and healthier place.

Plant derived Bioactives

Plant derived Bioactives
Author: Mallappa Kumara Swamy
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 589
Release: 2020-06-27
ISBN 10: 9811523614
ISBN 13: 9789811523618
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant derived Bioactives Book Review:

Plants produce a vast number of bioactive compounds with different chemical scaffolds, which modulate a diverse range of molecular targets and are used as drugs for treating numerous diseases. Most present-day medicines are derived either from plant compounds or their derivatives, and plant compounds continue to offer limitless reserves for the discovery of new medicines. While different classes of plant compounds, like phenolics, flavonoids, saponins and alkaloids, and their potential pharmacological applications are currently being explored, their curative mechanisms are yet to be understood in detail. This book is divided into 2 volumes and offers detailed information on plant-derived bioactive compounds, including recent research findings. Volume 1, “Plant-derived Bioactives: Chemistry and Mode of Action” discusses the chemistry of highly valued plant bioactive compounds and their mode of actions at the molecular level. Volume 2, “Plant-derived Bioactives: Production, Properties and Therapeutic Applications” explores the sources, biosynthesis, production, biological properties and therapeutic applications of plant bioactives. Given their scope, these books are valuable resources for members of the scientific community wishing to further explore various medicinal plants and the therapeutic applications of their bioactive compounds. They appeal to scholars, teachers and scientists involved in plant product research, and facilitate the development of new drugs.

Wild Fruits Composition Nutritional Value and Products

Wild Fruits  Composition  Nutritional Value and Products
Author: Abdalbasit Adam Mariod
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 577
Release: 2019-12-14
ISBN 10: 3030318850
ISBN 13: 9783030318857
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wild Fruits Composition Nutritional Value and Products Book Review:

Wild fruits play an important role in mitigating hunger in the developing world. As a sustainable and natural food source in rural areas, these fruits have a strong effect on regional food security and poverty alleviation. This makes the utilization of wild foods incredibly important for native populations both in terms of food security and economics. There are many traditional methods for wild fruit harvesting, indigenous tree and plant domestication and cultivation passed down through generations that are sustainable and economically viable, ultimately contributing to a better quality of life for large sections of the developing world. To date there has not been a reference work focusing on the full scope of wild fruits from their growth and chemical makeup to their harvest, distribution, health effects and beyond. Wild Fruits: Composition, Nutritional Value and Products adequately fills this gap, expansively covering the utilization of multi-purpose wild fruits in regions worldwide. Effects on quality of life, food security, economics and health are extensively covered. Over 31 wild fruit species are examined, with individual chapters focusing on each species' phytochemical constituents, bioactive compounds, traditional and medicinal uses and chemical composition. Harvest, post-harvest and consumption methods are covered for each, as are their overall effect on the food security and economics of their native regions. This book is essential for researchers in search of a comprehensive singular source for the chemical makeups and cultivation of indigenous wild fruits and their many benefits to their native regions.

Phytonutritional Improvement of Crops

Phytonutritional Improvement of Crops
Author: Noureddine Benkeblia
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-11-13
ISBN 10: 1119079993
ISBN 13: 9781119079996
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Phytonutritional Improvement of Crops Book Review:

An in-depth treatment of cutting-edge work being done internationally to develop new techniques in crop nutritional quality improvement Phytonutritional Improvement of Crops explores recent advances in biotechnological methods for the nutritional enrichment of food crops. Featuring contributions from an international group of experts in the field, it provides cutting-edge information on techniques of immense importance to academic, professional and commercial operations. World population is now estimated to be 7.5 billion people, with an annual growth rate of nearly 1.5%. Clearly, the need to enhance not only the quantity of food produced but its quality has never been greater, especially among less developed nations. Genetic manipulation offers the best prospect for achieving that goal. As many fruit crops provide proven health benefits, research efforts need to be focused on improving the nutritional qualities of fruits and vegetables through increased synthesis of lycopene and beta carotene, anthocyanins and some phenolics known to be strong antioxidants. Despite tremendous growth in the area occurring over the past several decades, the work has only just begun. This book represents an effort to address the urgent need to promote those efforts and to mobilise the tools of biotechnical and genetic engineering of the major food crops. Topics covered include: New applications of RNA-interference and virus induced gene silencing (VIGS) for nutritional genomics in crop plants Biotechnological techniques for enhancing carotenoid in crops and their implications for both human health and sustainable development Progress being made in the enrichment and metabolic profiling of diverse carotenoids in a range of fruit crops, including tomatoes, sweet potatoes and tropical fruits Biotechnologies for boosting the phytonutritional values of key crops, including grapes and sweet potatoes Recent progress in the development of transgenic rice engineered to massively accumulate flavonoids in-seed Phytonutritional Improvement of Crops is an important text/reference that belongs in all universities and research establishments where agriculture, horticulture, biological sciences, and food science and technology are studied, taught and applied.