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.

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.

Medically Important Plant Biomes: Source of Secondary Metabolites

Medically Important Plant Biomes: Source of Secondary Metabolites
Author: Dilfuza Egamberdieva,Antonio Tiezzi
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 351
Release: 2019-11-17
ISBN 10: 9811395667
ISBN 13: 9789811395666
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medically Important Plant Biomes: Source of Secondary Metabolites Book Review:

This book provides insights into various aspects of medicinal plant-associated microbes, known to be a unique source of biological active compounds, including their biotechnological uses and their potential in pharmaceutical, agricultural and industrial applications. Featuring review papers and original research by leading experts in the field, it discusses medicinal plants and their interactions with the environment; medicinal plants as a source of biologically active compounds; medicinal plant-associated microbes (diversity and metabolites); their pharmaceutical, agricultural and industrial applications as well as their potential applications as plant growth stimulators and biocontrol agents. As such the book offers a valuable, up-to-date overview of the current research on medicinal plants, their ecology, biochemistry and associated biomes.

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.

Novel Biotechnologies for Biocontrol Agent Enhancement and Management

Novel Biotechnologies for Biocontrol Agent Enhancement and Management
Author: Maurizio Vurro,Jonathan Gressel
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2007-05-16
ISBN 10: 9781402057991
ISBN 13: 1402057997
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Novel Biotechnologies for Biocontrol Agent Enhancement and Management Book Review:

The main scientists working with enhancing fungal, bacterial, virus and insect biological control agents on different targets present the latest progress in overcoming the barrier of insufficient virulence. This multi-disciplinary group review their own work and that of others, and describe the approaches being used, the successes and the barriers yet to be overcome. There is no up-to-date equivalent work describing biocontrol, let alone enhanced biocontrol.

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.

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.

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

Mode of Action of the Secondary Metabolite of Pseudomonas Fluroescens Q2-87 in the Biological Control of Pythium Species

Mode of Action of the Secondary Metabolite of Pseudomonas Fluroescens Q2-87 in the Biological Control of Pythium Species
Author: Sahar Ali Gamal El-din Youssef
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MSU:31293023720703
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Advances in Endophytic Research

Advances in Endophytic Research
Author: Vijay C. Verma,Alan C. Gange
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 454
Release: 2013-11-12
ISBN 10: 8132215753
ISBN 13: 9788132215752
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Endophytic Research Book Review:

​In recent years there has been significant attention paid on the endophytic research by various groups working within this domain. Mutualistic endophytic microbes with an emphasis on the relatively understudied fungal endophytes are the focus of this special book. Plants are associated with micro-organisms: endophytic bacteria and fungi, which live inter- and intra-cellularly without inducing pathogenic symptoms, but have active biochemical and genetic interactions with their host. Endophytes play vital roles as plant growth promoters, biocontrol agents, biosurfactant producers, enzymes and secondary metabolite producers, as well as providing a new hidden repertoire of bioactive natural products with uses in pharmaceutical, agrochemical and other biotechnological applications. The increasing interest in endophytic research generates significant progress in our understanding of the host-endophyte relationship at molecular and genetic level. The bio-prospection of microbial endophytes has led to exciting possibilities for their biotechnological application as biocontrol agent, bioactive metabolites, and other useful traits. Apart from these virtues, the microbial endophytes may be adapted to the complex metabolism of many desired molecules that can be of significant industrial applications. These microbes can be a useful alternative for sustainable solutions for ecological control of pests and diseases, and can reduce the burden of excess of chemical fertilizers for this purpose. This book is an attempt to review the recent development in the understanding of microbial endophytes and their potential biotechnological applications. This is a collection of literature authored by noted researchers having signatory status in endophytic research and summarizes the development achieved so far, and future prospects for further research in this fascinating area of research.

BIOCONTROL OF FUNGAL DISEASES

BIOCONTROL OF FUNGAL DISEASES
Author: Dr.Vishal shinde
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 329
Release:
ISBN 10: 1329546210
ISBN 13: 9781329546219
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Handbook of Industrial Mycology

Handbook of Industrial Mycology
Author: Zhiqiang An
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2004-08-30
ISBN 10: 9780203970553
ISBN 13: 0203970551
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Industrial Mycology Book Review:

Several excellent books have been published that address one or more aspects of the diverse field of industrial mycology, but none of them cover the entire process of fungal bioactive metabolites discovery. Until now. The Handbook of Industrial Mycology provides, in one volume, an overview of recent developments in industrial mycology with emphasis on the discovery of bioactive metabolites and, most importantly, their underlying biology and genetics. Two additional features distinguish this book from other books in the field: 1) most chapters are prepared using experimental data to illustrate theories and 2) the authors provide methodologies and experimental protocols in their chapters. Presenting a comprehensive overview of recent advances, the book provides a framework of basic methods, tools, and organizational principles for channeling fungal germplasm into the academic, pharmaceutical, and enzyme discovery laboratories. It covers the complex range of processes involved in the discovery, characterization, and profiling of bioactive fungal metabolites. The book includes examples of several recently marketed fungal metabolites and explores the impact of fungi on applications in the pharmaceutical, food and beverage, agricultural, and agrochemical industries.

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

Peptaibiotics

Peptaibiotics
Author: Claudio Toniolo
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 702
Release: 2009-05-26
ISBN 10: 9783906390529
ISBN 13: 3906390527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peptaibiotics Book Review:

Originally a special issue of Chemistry & Biodiversity, this is an excellent overview of the status of contemporary studies in peptaibiotics, covering aspects ranging from the search for novel bioactive compounds to considerations of their membrane-modifying properties.

Biological Management of Diseases of Crops

Biological Management of Diseases of Crops
Author: P. Narayanasamy
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 673
Release: 2013-06-28
ISBN 10: 9400763808
ISBN 13: 9789400763807
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biological Management of Diseases of Crops Book Review:

Biological disease management tactics have emerged as potential alternative to chemical application for containing crop diseases. Biotic and abiotic biological control agents (BCAs) have been demonstrated to be effective against diseases caused by microbial plant pathogens. Combination of biotic and abiotic agents leads to synergism and consequent improvement in the effectiveness of disease control. It is essential to assay the biocontrol potential of all isolates/species of fungal, bacterial and viral biocontrol agents by different techniques in vitro and under greenhouse and field conditions and to precisely identify and differentiate the most effective isolates from less effective ones by employing biological, immunological and nucleic acid-based assays.

Frontiers in Fungal Ecology, Diversity and Metabolites

Frontiers in Fungal Ecology, Diversity and Metabolites
Author: Sridhar K.R.
Publsiher: I. K. International Pvt Ltd
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2008-12-22
ISBN 10: 8189866915
ISBN 13: 9788189866914
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frontiers in Fungal Ecology, Diversity and Metabolites Book Review:

Mycology is a frontier area of research in life sciences. Fungi represent one of the three major evolutionary segments along with plants and animals. Fungal multidimensional features with basic and applied value projected their potential beyond routine systematics, diversity and environmental studies. In view of tremendous developments in the field of Mycology, the present treatise emphasizes various aspects of contemporary issues in mycology. It comprises 22 chapters with emphasis on the fungal ecology, diversity and metabolites. The topics treated include aquatic ecology, diversity and phylogeny, mutualism and interactions, potential metabolites, pathology and toxins, fungal infections and prevention, cell permeabilization and advances in monocarboxylate transporters in yeasts with an emphasis on cancer therapy. This volume is of special interest to mycologists as a valuable source of information on the frontier areas of mycology dealing with diversity, ecological amplitudes, methods of assessment, novel metabolites and bioprospecting avenues