Biocontrol Agents and Secondary Metabolites

Biocontrol Agents and Secondary Metabolites
Author: Sudisha Jogaiah
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 726
Release: 2020-11-13
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.

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: 3540745432
ISBN 13: 9783540745433
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.

Biocontrol Mechanisms of Endophytic Microorganisms

Biocontrol Mechanisms of Endophytic Microorganisms
Author: Radhakrishnan E.K,Ajay Kumar,Aswani Raveendran
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2021-11-23
ISBN 10: 0323884792
ISBN 13: 9780323884792
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biocontrol Mechanisms of Endophytic Microorganisms Book Review:

Biocontrol Mechanisms of Endophytic Microorganisms introduces endophytic microorganisms, colonization, diversity and distribution, describes the isolation and identification of endophytic microorganisms by traditional cultivation and by next generation sequencing technologies, and covers biocontrol mechanisms, bacterial priming, endophytic based methods, the significance on fungi, and metabolite based formulations. The book concludes with chapters on biofilms, microbiota and safety issues of microorganisms. The intensive use of chemicals to control these plant pathogens has resulted in negative consequences such as the release of toxic chemicals in the environment, reduced soil fertility and human health problems. Therefore, environmentally-friendly and sustainable replacement of chemical fertilizers or pesticides is highly challenging. Contains exclusive information about research on immunogenetics going on all over the world Includes all the minute and recent details that will be the prerequisite requirement for any researcher who wants to work on immunogenetics and its applications Comes fully-equipped with pictures, illustrations and tables, delivering the information in a meticulous manner that makes it more attractive to readers

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.

Volatiles and Metabolites of Microbes

Volatiles and Metabolites of Microbes
Author: Ajay Kumar,Joginder Singh,Jastin Samuel
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2021-06-22
ISBN 10: 0323851649
ISBN 13: 9780323851640
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Volatiles and Metabolites of Microbes Book Review:

Volatiles and Metabolites of Microbes compiles the latest research and advancement in the field of volatiles, metabolites synthesized from the microbial strains such as actinomycetes, bacteria, cyanobacteria, and fungal species and their potential applications in the field of healthcare issue and sustainable agriculture. There is an urgent need to explore new and advanced biological methods for health industries and sustainable agriculture and to protect the environment from environmental pollution or contaminates, global warming, and also control the health of human beings from the side effects of various pharmaceuticals products. Focusing all these factors, Volatiles and Metabolites of Microbes explores new aspects of microorganism in terms of volatiles, enzymes, bioactive compounds synthesized from the microbes and their potential applications in the field of sustainable agriculture and health-related issues Provides a broad aspect about volatiles, bioactive compounds, and secondary metabolites of microbes compiled in one cover Gives the latest research and advancement in the field of volatiles, secondary metabolites, and bioactive compounds synthesized from the different microbial strains Responds to new developments in the detection of the complex compound structures of volatiles Offers insight to a very broad audience in Biotechnology, Applied Microbiology, Agronomy, and Pathology

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: 135
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.

Working Document on the Risk Assessment of Secondary Metabolites of Microbial Biocontrol Agents

Working Document on the Risk Assessment of Secondary Metabolites of Microbial Biocontrol Agents
Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9789264506442
ISBN 13: 9264506446
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Working Document on the Risk Assessment of Secondary Metabolites of Microbial Biocontrol Agents Book Review:

This working document has been prepared to address the assessment of secondary metabolites of microbial biocontrol agents. The main focus of this working document is the assessment of the hazards and risk of secondary metabolites produced during the manufacturing of microbial pest control products and after their application in the field. This document addresses a number of important topics for secondary metabolites, including concerns that microbial pest control products could be associated with known or as yet uncharacterised 'new' secondary metabolites. A background document is available as an annex to help provide clarity on issues and terminology related to secondary metabolites of microbial biocontrol agents. This document may also form the basis of a future OECD Guidance Document on the subject.

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

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.

Microbiome Stimulants for Crops

Microbiome Stimulants for Crops
Author: James White,Ajay Kumar,Samir Droby
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2021-04-17
ISBN 10: 0128221607
ISBN 13: 9780128221600
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbiome Stimulants for Crops Book Review:

Microbiome Stimulants for Crops: Mechanisms and Applications provides the latest developments in the real-world development and application of these crop management alternatives in a cost-effective, yield protective way. Sections address questions of research, development and application, with insights into recent legislative efforts in Europe and the United States. The book includes valuable information regarding mechanisms and the practical information needed to support the growing microbial inoculant and biostimulant industry, thus helping focus scientific research in new directions. Provides methods for finding and testing endophytic and growth promotional microbes Explains the mechanisms of microbes and other biostimulant function in promoting plant growth Evaluates methods for treatments of plants with microbes and microbiome stimulants Identifies areas for new research

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.

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.

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: 1402057997
ISBN 13: 9781402057991
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.

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.

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: 9048136644
ISBN 13: 9789048136643
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.

Beneficial Microorganisms in Agriculture Food and the Environment

Beneficial Microorganisms in Agriculture  Food and the Environment
Author: Ingvar Sundh
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 343
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9781780640082
ISBN 13: 1780640080
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beneficial Microorganisms in Agriculture Food and the Environment Book Review:

Microorganisms are widely used in various beneficial applications, including food, pest control, bioremediation, biodegradation, biofuel processes, and plant symbiosis and growth stimulation. This book provides an overview of the available methodology for safety assessments of microorganisms, including determination of their infectivity and whether they produce toxic or sensitizing substances. Also covered are the regulatory systems in risk assessment and management of microbial products, quarantine legislations, international treaties, the importance of public risk perception and risk reducti

Agriculturally Important Fungi for Sustainable Agriculture

Agriculturally Important Fungi for Sustainable Agriculture
Author: Ajar Nath Yadav,Shashank Mishra,Divjot Kour,Neelam Yadav,Anil Kumar
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2020-08-09
ISBN 10: 3030484742
ISBN 13: 9783030484743
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agriculturally Important Fungi for Sustainable Agriculture Book Review:

Microbes are ubiquitous in nature. Among microbes, fungal communities play an important role in agriculture, the environment, and medicine. Vast fungal diversity has been found in plant systems. The fungi associated with any plant system are in the form of epiphytic, endophytic, and rhizospheric fungi. These associated fungi play important roles in plant growth, crop yield, and soil health. The rhizospheric fungi present in rhizospheric zones have a sufficient amount of nutrients released by plant root systems in the form of root exudates for growth, development, and activities of microbes. Endophytic fungi enter in host plants mainly through wounds that naturally occur as a result of plant growth, or develop through root hairs and at epidermal conjunctions. The phyllospheric fungi may survive or proliferate on leaves, depending on the extent of influences of material in leaf diffuseness or exudates. The diverse group of fungal communities is a key component of soil-plant systems, where they are engaged in an intense network of interactions in the rhizospheric, endophytic, and phyllospheric areas, and they have emerged as an important and promising tool for sustainable agriculture. These fungal communities help to promote plant growth directly or indirectly by mechanisms for plant growth-promoting (PGP) attributes. These PGP fungi can be used as biofertilizers, bioinoculants, and biocontrol agents in place of chemical fertilizers and pesticides in an environmentally and eco-friendly manner. This book covers the current knowledge of plant-associated fungi and their potential biotechnological applications in agriculture and allied sectors. This book should be useful to scientists, researchers, and students of microbiology, biotechnology, agriculture, molecular biology, environmental biology, and related subjects.

Endophytes for a Growing World

Endophytes for a Growing World
Author: Trevor R. Hodkinson,Fiona M. Doohan,Brian R. Murphy,Matthew J. Saunders
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 442
Release: 2019-03-31
ISBN 10: 1108471765
ISBN 13: 9781108471763
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Endophytes for a Growing World Book Review:

Discusses the role of endophytes in food security, forestry and health. It outlines their general biology, spanning theory to practice.

Microbes for Sustainable lnsect Pest Management

Microbes for Sustainable lnsect Pest Management
Author: Md. Aslam Khan,Wasim Ahmad
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2021-04-12
ISBN 10: 303067231X
ISBN 13: 9783030672317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbes for Sustainable lnsect Pest Management Book Review:

The search for new strategies of pest control with safer molecules is currently of great importance and interest. Microbe-mediated biological crop protection is an attractive and promising technology with no concern for a negative impact on the environment and biodiversity. Microbial hydrolytic enzymes such as proteases, chitinases, lipases, etc. are attractive for this purpose. They present toxic properties and act synergistically to control pest attacks. Also, some metabolites, that microorganisms produce for their survival or defense, can be explored and exploited for plant protection. The focus of this Volume is on the potential of microbial hydrolytic enzymes and their metabolites in agroecosystem functioning. Subsequent chapters review topics such as microbial hydrolytic enzymes as powerful management tools, chitinases in IPM of agro-horticultural crops, metabolites as pesticides and the importance of the metabolites of entomopathogenic fungi, metabolites and virulence factors. Other topicas include: microbial-based nanoparticles, recombinant DNA technologies to improve the efficacy of microbial insecticides, the effects of entomopathogens on insect predators and parasitoids, and the management of major vegetable insect pests. This Volume provides detailed accounts on the safe use of microbial products for sustainable management of insect pests. Its aim is to build solid foundations for the students, teachers, and researchers interested in eco-friendly management of important insect crop pests.