Biocontrol Agents and Secondary Metabolites

Biocontrol Agents and Secondary Metabolites
Author: Sudisha Jogaiah
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 726
Release: 2020-12-01
ISBN 10: 0128230940
ISBN 13: 9780128230947
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biocontrol Agents and Secondary Metabolites Book Review:

Biocontrol and Secondary Metabolites: Applications and Immunization for Plant Growth and Protection covers established and updated research on emerging trends in plant defense signaling in, and during, stress phases. Other topics cover growth at interface as a sustainable way of life and the context of human welfare and conservation of fungi as a group of organisms. Further, the book explores induced systemic resistance using biocontrol agents and/or secondary metabolites as a milestone for sustainable agricultural production, thus providing opportunities for the minimization or elimination of the use of fungicides. Presents an overview on mechanisms by which plants protect themselves against herbivory and pathogenic microbes Identifies the use of immunization as a popular and effective alternative to chemical pesticides Explores how these fungi help crop plants in better uptake of soil nutrients, increase soil fertility, produce growth promoting substances, and secrete metabolites that act as bio-pesticides

Secondary Metabolites of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizomicroorganisms

Secondary Metabolites of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizomicroorganisms
Author: Harikesh Bahadur Singh,Chetan Keswani,M. S. Reddy,Estibaliz Sansinenea,Carlos García-Estrada
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2019-04-15
ISBN 10: 9811358621
ISBN 13: 9789811358623
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secondary Metabolites of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizomicroorganisms Book Review:

Recent changes in the pattern of agricultural practices from use of hazardous pesticides to natural (organic) cultivation has brought into focus the use of agriculturally important microorganisms for carrying out analogous functions. The reputation of plant growth promoting rhizomicroorganisms (PGPRs) is due to their antagonistic mechanisms against most of the fungal and bacterial phytopathogens. The biocontrol potential of agriculturally important microorganisms is mostly attributed to their bioactive secondary metabolites. However, low shelf life of many potential agriculturally important microorganisms impairs their use in agriculture and adoption by farmers. The focal theme of this book is to highlight the potential of employing biosynthesized secondary metabolites (SMs) from agriculturally important microorganisms for management of notorious phytopathogens, as a substitute of the currently available whole organism formulations and also as alternatives to hazardous synthetic pesticides. Accordingly, we have incorporated a comprehensive rundown of sections which particularly examine the SMs synthesized, secreted and induced by various agriculturally important microorganisms and their applications in agriculture. Section 1 includes discussion on biosynthesized antimicrobial secondary metabolites from fungal biocontrol agents. This section will cover the various issues such as development of formulation of secondary metabolites, genomic basis of metabolic diversity, metabolomic profiling of fungal biocontrol agents, novel classes of antimicrobial peptides. The section 1 will also cover the role of these secondary metabolites in antagonist-host interaction and application of biosynthesized antimicrobial secondary metabolites for management of plant diseases. Section 2 will discuss the biosynthesized secondary metabolites from bacterial PGPRs, strain dependent effects on plant metabolome profile, bio-prospecting various isolates of bacterial PGPRs for potential secondary metabolites and non-target effects of PGPR on microbial community structure and functions. Section 3 encompasses synthesis of antimicrobial secondary metabolites from beneficial endophytes, bio-prospecting medicinal and aromatic hosts and effect of endophytic SMs on plants under biotic and biotic stress conditions.

Endophytes and Secondary Metabolites

Endophytes and Secondary Metabolites
Author: Sumita Jha
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2019-09-28
ISBN 10: 9783319904832
ISBN 13: 3319904833
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Endophytes and Secondary Metabolites Book Review:

This reference work presents an authoritative review of endophytes and their applications to human welfare. Endophytes have become a class of interesting and curious microorganisms due to their intimate intra- and intercellular association with plants for competence, survival and reproduction. They can be bacteria or fungi, and they are usually non-pathogenic to their host. Endophytes have important applications in agriculture and industry, namely, they can help with plant growth, act as biocontrol agents and biosurfactant and secondary metabolite producers, and they are also rich sources of bioactive natural products. Novel and beneficial effects of endophytes are constantly emerging, and this book, divided into four sections, provides readers with the latest developments in this fast expanding field. In the first section, readers will discover the biology of the major groups of endophytes, followed by a summary of conventional and molecular tools for endophytes’ identification in Section II. The production of high-value metabolites by endophytes will be explored in the third section of this book, and in the final section, readers will find several case studies, examples and prospects for endophytes’ application in agriculture and industry. Written by leading international authors, this reference work will appeal to a wide readership, from students and researchers in the field of botany, biotechnology and agriculture to professionals interested in the production and applications of endophytic metabolites.

Secondary Metabolites in Soil Ecology

Secondary Metabolites in Soil Ecology
Author: Petr Karlovsky
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2008-01-03
ISBN 10: 9783540745433
ISBN 13: 3540745432
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secondary Metabolites in Soil Ecology Book Review:

Microbiologists and soil scientists will find this study compelling reading. It focuses on the role of bacterial, fungal and plant secondary metabolites in soil ecosystems. Our understanding of the biological function of secondary metabolites is surprisingly limited, considering our knowledge of their structural diversity and pharmaceutical activity. This book reviews functional aspects of secondary metabolite production, with a focus on interactions among soil organisms.

Secondary Metabolites

Secondary Metabolites
Author: Ramasamy Vijayakumar,Suresh S.S. Raja
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2018-09-05
ISBN 10: 1789236428
ISBN 13: 9781789236422
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secondary Metabolites Book Review:

This book consists of an introductory overview of secondary metabolites, which are classified into four main sections: microbial secondary metabolites, plant secondary metabolites, secondary metabolites through tissue culture technique, and regulation of secondary metabolite production. This book provides a comprehensive account on the secondary metabolites of microorganisms, plants, and the production of secondary metabolites through biotechnological approach like the plant tissue culture method. The regulatory mechanisms of secondary metabolite production in plants and the pharmaceutical and other applications of various secondary metabolites are also highlighted. This book is considered as necessary reading for microbiologists, biotechnologists, biochemists, pharmacologists, and botanists who are doing research in secondary metabolites. It should also be useful to MSc students, MPhil and PhD scholars, scientists, and faculty members of various science disciplines.

Plant Defence Biological Control

Plant Defence  Biological Control
Author: Jean Michel Mérillon,Kishan Gopal Ramawat
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2011-10-03
ISBN 10: 9789400719330
ISBN 13: 9400719337
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Defence Biological Control Book Review:

To meet the challenge of feeding ever increasing human population, efficient, economical and environment friendly disease control methods are required. Pests are responsible for heavy crop losses and reduced food supplies, poorer quality of agricultural products, economic hardship for growers and processor. Generally, chemical control methods are neither always economical nor are they effective and may have associated unwanted health, safety and environmental risks. Biological control involves use of beneficial microorganism to control plant pathogens and diseases they cause and offers an environmental friendly approach to the effective management of plant diseases. This book provides a comprehensive account of interaction of host and its pathogens, induced host resistance, development of biological control agents for practical applications, the underlying mechanism and signal transduction. The book is useful to all those working in academia or industry related to crop protection.

Research Planning Conference on Biological Control March 20 22 1984

Research Planning Conference on Biological Control  March 20 22  1984
Author: United States. Agricultural Research Service
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 473
Release: 1984
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951002920085O
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Secondary Metabolites in Soil Ecology

Secondary Metabolites in Soil Ecology
Author: Petr Karlovsky
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2008-01-03
ISBN 10: 9783540745433
ISBN 13: 3540745432
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secondary Metabolites in Soil Ecology Book Review:

Microbiologists and soil scientists will find this study compelling reading. It focuses on the role of bacterial, fungal and plant secondary metabolites in soil ecosystems. Our understanding of the biological function of secondary metabolites is surprisingly limited, considering our knowledge of their structural diversity and pharmaceutical activity. This book reviews functional aspects of secondary metabolite production, with a focus on interactions among soil organisms.

Isolation and Structure Elucidation of Bioactive Secondary Metabolites from Microbial Sources

Isolation and Structure Elucidation of Bioactive Secondary Metabolites from Microbial Sources
Author: Kate J. Graham
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 222
Release: 1994
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924074509773
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Isolation and Structure Elucidation of Bioactive Secondary Metabolites from Microbial Sources Book Review:

Microbial organisms often produce biologically active and chemically intriguing secondary metabolites. To isolate and characterize compounds of novel activity and structure, bioassay- guided fractionations were employed on a variety of natural products sources. Active compounds were characterized by spectroscopic analysis and X-ray diffraction methods. As a result of these studies, six projects were completed, resulting in the purification of a diverse range of compounds containing activity in a variety of assays. A coumarin and parahydroxyphenylethanol were determined to possess phytotoxic activity from fungal pathogens. Two novel C-glycosidic compounds from a bacterial plant pathogen were found to be the first low molecular weight elicitors of the hypersensitive response in plants. A verticillin of the epi-polythiodiketopiperazine class isolated from a soil fungus was discovered to be responsible for inhibition of ras farnesylation transferase. Leafcutter ants were found to be deterred by the presence of a novel sesqualterpenoid in epiphylls. Finally, inhibitors of the PDGF receptor were isolated and characterized from a lichen.

Microbial Secondary Metabolites Recent Developments and Technological Challenges

Microbial Secondary Metabolites  Recent Developments and Technological Challenges
Author: Bhim Pratap Singh,Mostafa E. Rateb,Susana Rodriguez-Couto,Maria de Lourdes Teixeira de Moraes Polizeli,Wen-Jun Li
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-08-02
ISBN 10: 2889459012
ISBN 13: 9782889459018
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbial Secondary Metabolites Recent Developments and Technological Challenges Book Review:

Research on microbes plays an essential role in the improvement of biotechnological and biomedical areas. It has turned into a subject of expanding significance as new organisms and their related biomolecules are being characterized for several applications in health and agriculture. Microbial biomolecules confer the ability of microbes to cope with a range of adverse conditions. However, these biomolecules have several advantages over the plant origin, which makes them a suitable target in drug discovery and development. The reasons could be that microbial sources can be genetically engineered to enhance the production of desired natural production by large-scale fermentation. The interaction between microbes and their biotic and abiotic environment is fundamental to numerous processes taking place in the biosphere. The natural environments and hosts of these microorganisms are extremely diverse being reflected by the fact that microbes are widespread and occur in nearly every biological community on Earth. This metabolic versatility makes microbes interesting objects for a range of economically important biotechnological applications. Most of the biotechniques are established but inefficient genetic engineering strategies are still a bottleneck for selected microbe producing industrial scale biomolecules. Therefore, untapped microbial biodiversity and related metablomics, give a noteworthy wellspring of biologicals for the advancement of meds, immunizations, enhanced plants and for other natural applications. The present eBook volume contains articles on microbial secondary metabolites, microbial biosynthetic potential including biosynthetic gene expression, and metagenomics obtained from microorganism isolated unique from habitats like marine sources, endophytes, thermal springs, deserts, etc.

Role of Plant Growth Promoting Microorganisms in Sustainable Agriculture and Nanotechnology

Role of Plant Growth Promoting Microorganisms in Sustainable Agriculture and Nanotechnology
Author: Ajay Kumar,Amit Kishore Singh,Krishna Kumar Choudhary
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-06-20
ISBN 10: 0128170050
ISBN 13: 9780128170052
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Role of Plant Growth Promoting Microorganisms in Sustainable Agriculture and Nanotechnology Book Review:

Role of Plant Growth Promoting Microorganisms in Sustainable Agriculture and Nanotechnology explores PGPMs (actinomycetes, bacteria, fungi and cyanobacteria) and their multidimensional roles in agriculture, including their increasing applications in sustainable agriculture. In addition to their traditional understanding and applications in agriculture, PGPMs are increasingly known as a source of nano-particles production that are gaining significant interest in their ability to provide more economically, environmentally friendly and safe technologies to crop growers. The book considers new concepts and current developments in plant growth, thus promoting microorganisms research and evaluating its implications for sustainable productivity. Users will find this to be an invaluable resource for researchers in applied microbial biotechnology, soil science, nano-technology of microbial strains, and industry personnel in these areas. Presents basic and applied aspects of sustainable agriculture, including nano-technology in sustainable agriculture Identifies molecular tools/omics approaches for enhancing plant growth promoting microorganisms Discusses plant growth promoting microorganisms in bioactive compounds production, and as a source of nano-particles

Biocontrol Agents and Natural Compounds against Mycotoxinogenic Fungi

Biocontrol Agents and Natural Compounds against Mycotoxinogenic Fungi
Author: Florence Mathieu,Selma P. Snini
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2020-11-25
ISBN 10: 3039365878
ISBN 13: 9783039365876
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biocontrol Agents and Natural Compounds against Mycotoxinogenic Fungi Book Review:

Mycotoxins are toxic secondary metabolites produced by fungi. They cause deleterious effects on humans, animals, and plants. More than one hundred mycotoxins are known which contaminate food and feed raw materials. Fungal infection and mycotoxin contamination can occur directly in fields (pre-harvest stage), during storage, or during industrial processing (post-harvest stage). Given the proven toxicity of mycotoxins and their widespread distribution, it is necessary to prevent their occurrence in food and feed. To limit mycotoxin contamination, several techniques can be adopted at the pre-harvest or post-harvest stages. These techniques can reduce mycotoxin concentration through fungal growth reduction or mechanisms leading to mycotoxin degradation or mycotoxin detoxification (i.e., reduction of the toxicity). Until very recently, fungicides were favored to limit mycotoxin contamination by reducing fungal growth. Nonetheless, the sanitary and environmental impacts of these products and their effects on food quality encourage the development of alternative strategies based on biocontrol agents (BCAs) or natural compounds. Moreover, in some cases, fungal growth reduction can stimulate mycotoxin production. The focus of this Special Issue of Toxins is to gather the most recent advances related to reducing mycotoxin contamination in food and feed using BCAs and natural compounds. In this context, two main types of approaches can be proposed: Preventive methods that could be applied in the field, during storage, or during industrial processing and curative methods that detoxify contaminated matrices by eliminating the produced mycotoxin.

Fungi As Biocontrol Agents

Fungi As Biocontrol Agents
Author: T. M. Butt,C. Jackson,N. Magan
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9781845933005
ISBN 13: 1845933001
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fungi As Biocontrol Agents Book Review:

There is increasing interest in the use of fungi for the control of pests, weeds and diseases. This book brings together perspectives from pathology, ecology, genetics, physiology, production technology, to address the use of fungi as biological control agents.

The Fungal Kingdom

The Fungal Kingdom
Author: Joseph Heitman,Barbara J. Howlett,Pedro W. Crous,Eva H. Stukenbrock,Timothy Yong James,Neil A. R. Gow
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1136
Release: 2020-07-10
ISBN 10: 1555819583
ISBN 13: 9781555819583
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fungal Kingdom Book Review:

Fungi research and knowledge grew rapidly following recent advances in genetics and genomics. This book synthesizes new knowledge with existing information to stimulate new scientific questions and propel fungal scientists on to the next stages of research. This book is a comprehensive guide on fungi, environmental sensing, genetics, genomics, interactions with microbes, plants, insects, and humans, technological applications, and natural product development.

Regulation of Biological Control Agents

Regulation of Biological Control Agents
Author: Ralf-Udo Ehlers
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2011-02-03
ISBN 10: 9789048136643
ISBN 13: 9048136644
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regulation of Biological Control Agents Book Review:

This book presents a comprehensive compilation of registration requirements necessary for authorisation of biological control agents (viruses, bacteria, fungi, active substances of natural origin and semiochemicals) in OECD countries. It also reviews data requirements for invertebrate agents (insect, mites and nematodes) and provides proposals for harmonisation of the regulation process and guidelines for completion of application forms. Based on results of the EU REBECA Policy Support Action, which gathered experts from academia, regulation authorities and industry, risks and benefits of the specific agents were reviewed and proposals for a more balanced registration process elaborated, including recommendations for acceleration of the authorisation process and discussions on trade-off effects and policy impacts. All these aspects are covered in detail in this book, which points the way forward for enhanced utilisation of biological control agents.

New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering

New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering
Author: Vijai G. Gupta,Anita Pandey
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2019-06-15
ISBN 10: 0444635041
ISBN 13: 9780444635044
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering Book Review:

New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering: Microbial Secondary Metabolites Biochemistry and Applications examines the areas of biotechnology and chemical engineering, covering aspects of plants, bacteria and machines, and using microbes as factories. The book is aimed at undergraduates, post-graduates and researchers studying microbial secondary metabolites, and is an invaluable reference source for biochemical engineers working in biotechnology, manipulating microbes, and developing new uses for bacteria and fungi. The applications of secondary metabolites in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics and medical device development are also extensively covered. The book integrates the aforementioned frontline branches into an interdisciplinary research work to satisfy those working in biotechnology, chemical engineering, alternative fuel development, diagnostics and pharmaceuticals. Chapters related to important research work on applications of microbial secondary metabolites are written by specialists in the various disciplines from the international community. Compiles the latest developments in the area of microbial secondary metabolites Authored by the top international researchers in this area Includes information related to nearly all areas of a microbial secondary metabolites system

Biotechnology and Biology of Trichoderma

Biotechnology and Biology of Trichoderma
Author: Vijai G. Gupta,Monika Schmoll,Alfredo Herrera-Estrella,R. S. Upadhyay,Irina Druzhinina,Maria Tuohy
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 650
Release: 2014-02-17
ISBN 10: 0444595945
ISBN 13: 9780444595942
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biotechnology and Biology of Trichoderma Book Review:

Biotechnology and Biology of Trichoderma serves as a comprehensive reference on the chemistry and biochemistry of one of the most important microbial agents, Trichoderma, and its use in an increased number of industrial bioprocesses for the synthesis of many biochemicals such as pharmaceuticals and biofuels. This book provides individuals working in the field of Trichoderma, especially biochemical engineers, biochemists and biotechnologists, important information on how these valuable fungi can contribute to the production of a wide range of products of commercial and ecological interest. Provides a detailed and comprehensive coverage of the chemistry, biochemistry and biotechnology of Trichoderma, fungi present in soil and plants Includes most important current and potential applications of Trichoderma in bioengineering, bioprocess technology including bioenergy & biofuels, biopharmaceuticals, secondary metabolites and protein engineering Includes the most recent research advancements made on Trichoderma applications in plant biotechnology and ecology and environment

Fungal Metabolites

Fungal Metabolites
Author: Jean-Michel Mérillon,K. G. Ramawat
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9783319194561
ISBN 13: 3319194569
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Basic Biology and Applications of Actinobacteria

Basic Biology and Applications of Actinobacteria
Author: Shymaa Enany
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2018-12-05
ISBN 10: 1789846145
ISBN 13: 9781789846140
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Basic Biology and Applications of Actinobacteria Book Review:

Actinobacteria have an extensive bioactive secondary metabolism and produce a huge amount of naturally derived antibiotics, as well as many anticancer, anthelmintic, and antifungal compounds. These bacteria are of major importance for biotechnology, medicine, and agriculture. In this book, we present the experience of worldwide specialists in the field of Actinobacteria, exploring their current knowledge and future prospects.

Chemical Biology of Bacillus Cereus

Chemical Biology of Bacillus Cereus
Author: Elizabeth Anne Blackson Emmert
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1999
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: WISC:89071215347
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemical Biology of Bacillus Cereus Book Review: