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Antimicrobial Agents
Lead Guest Editor:
Mehdi Ghasemi
Institute of Microbiology, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Baku, Azerbaijan
Introduction
The fight against bacterial infections is one of the great success stories of medicinal issue. Antimicrobial agents kill microorganisms or inhibit their growth. They can be classified according to their function and the microorganisms they act primarily against. The main classes of antimicrobial agents are disinfectants, antiseptics, antibiotics and antibacterial. Ancient Egyptians and ancient Greeks used specific molds and plant extracts to treat infection. Many antimicrobial agents exist, for use against a wide range of infectious diseases.

Aims and Scope:

1. The development of the range of chemical and natural compounds are used as antimicrobials
2. The use of new antimicrobial agents in the food industry as preservatives
3. Investigation of antibacterial and anticancer effects of native essential oils and extractions of medicinal plants
4. The synthesis of new chemical substances with antimicrobial properties
5. The use of probiotics as antimicrobial additives in the food industries
6. Using a combination of synthetic and non-synthetic drugs against infectious diseases
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