Microbial Seed Coatings

Microbial Seed Coatings
Author: Ying Ma,Helena Freitas
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2021-11-15
ISBN 10: 9780128237212
ISBN 13: 012823721X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbial Seed Coatings Book Review:

Microbial Seed Coatings examines the latest research and case studies in microbial seed coatings, including inoculant carriers and binders, methods to improve the shelf life of microbial coated seeds, and procedures for applying PGPM to seed coating. To meet the needs of the development of sustainable plant breeding and agriculture, seed coating has been widely used as an effective means to alleviate biotic and abiotic stresses, thus enhancing crop growth, yield and health. As plant growth-promoting microorganisms (PGPM) are recognized as essential contributors to improving agricultural productivity, this title is an essential read for both researchers and students. However, during conventional inoculation processes, several factors such as insufficient microbial survival, hindrance in the application of biocontrol inocula to the seeds and exposure to unsuitable temperature and light in subsequent seed storage, force us to explore efficient and reliable microbial application tools. Presents a series of case studies evaluating various microbial seed coatings Evaluates the impact of environmental stresses on microbial seed coating applications Reviews microbial seed coating styles, coating agents and their functions

Advanced Microbial Biotechnologies For Sustainable Agriculture

Advanced Microbial Biotechnologies For Sustainable Agriculture
Author: Ying Ma,Miroslav Vosatka,Christopher Rensing,Helena Freitas
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-05-25
ISBN 10: 2889668088
ISBN 13: 9782889668083
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Modern Seed Technology

Modern Seed Technology
Author: Alan G Taylor
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2021-10-25
ISBN 10: 9783036517704
ISBN 13: 3036517707
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Seed Technology Book Review:

Satisfying the increasing number of consumer demands for high-quality seeds with enhanced performance is one of the most imperative challenges of modern agriculture. In this view, it is essential to remember that the seed quality of crops does not improve.

Plant Ecology

Plant Ecology
Author: Zubaida Yousaf
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2017-09-06
ISBN 10: 953513339X
ISBN 13: 9789535133391
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Ecology Book Review:

This book is aimed to cover the phylogenetic and functional ecology with special reference to ecological shifts. I hope this book may benefit the students, fellow professors, and resource managers studying plant sciences. Since the topics stated in this book are not new but the issues and technologies mentioned were new to me, I expect that they will be new and equally advanced for the readers too. I encourage the readers to get out into the field to identify plants and to dig out the anthropogenic and social activities effecting plants to come along with the development of plant ecology; to rise and serve the topic of the enormous number of plants facing extinction; and to relish themselves and make some effort to contribute something to the world.

Formulation of Microbial Biopesticides

Formulation of Microbial Biopesticides
Author: H.D. Burges
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 412
Release: 1998-10-31
ISBN 10: 9780412625206
ISBN 13: 0412625202
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Formulation of Microbial Biopesticides Book Review:

Sound formulation is a vital aspect of microbial products used to protect plants from pests and diseases and to improve plant performance. Formulation of Microbial Biopesticides is an in-depth treatment of this vitally important subject. Written by experts and carefully edited, this important title brings together a huge wealth of information for the first time within the covers of one book. The book is broadly divided into five sections, covering principles of formulation, organisms with peroral and contact modes of action, organisms with the power of search, and future trends. Each section contains comprehensive chapters written by internationally acknowledged experts in the areas covered; the book also includes three very useful appendices, cataloguing formulation additives, spray application criteria and terminology. This outstanding book is a vitally important reference work for anyone involved in the formulation of microbial biopesticides and should find a place on the shelves of agriculture and plant scientists, microbiologists and entomologists working in academic and commercial agrochemical situations, and in the libraries of all research establishments and companies where this exciting subject is researched, studied or taught.

Microbial Inoculants in Sustainable Agricultural Productivity

Microbial Inoculants in Sustainable Agricultural Productivity
Author: Dhananjaya Pratap Singh,Harikesh Bahadur Singh,Ratna Prabha
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2016-03-23
ISBN 10: 8132226445
ISBN 13: 9788132226444
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbial Inoculants in Sustainable Agricultural Productivity Book Review:

The performance of crops in the soil largely depends on the physico-chemical components of the soil, which regulate the availability of nutrients as well as abiotic and biotic stresses. Microbes are the integral component of any agricultural soil, playing a vital role in regulating the bioavailability of nutrients, the tolerance to abiotic and biotic stresses and management of seed-borneand soil-borne plant diseases. The second volume of the book Microbial Inoculants in Sustainable Agricultural Productivity - Functional Applications reflects the pioneering efforts of eminent researchers to explore the functions of promising microbes as microbial inoculants, establish inoculants for field applications and promote corresponding knowledge among farming communities. In this volume, readers will find dedicated chapters on the role of microbes as biofertilizers and biopesticides in the improvement of crop plants, managing soil fertility and plant health, enhancing the efficiency of soil nutrients and establishing systemic phytopathogen resistance in plants, as well as managing various kinds of plant stress by applying microbial inoculants. The impact of microbial inoculants on the remediation of heavy metals, soil carbon sequestration, function of rhizosphere microbial communities and remediation of heavy metal contaminated agricultural soils is also covered in great detail. In this Volume, a major focus is on the approaches, strategies, advances and technologies used to develop suitable and sustainable delivery systems for microbial inoculants in field applications. Subsequent chapters investigate the role of nanomaterials in agriculture and the nanoparticle-mediated biocontrol of nematodes. An overview of the challenges facing the regulation and registration of biopesticides in India rounds out the coverage.

Seed Technology and Its Biological Basis

Seed Technology and Its Biological Basis
Author: Michael Black,J. Derek Bewley
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 419
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780849397493
ISBN 13: 0849397499
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seed Technology and Its Biological Basis Book Review:

Edited by a renowned seed biologist with a team assembled from the most respected laboratories worldwide, Seed Technology and Its Biological Basis illustrates the commercial value of seeds as a major resource. The editors provide a sweeping overview of the current state-of-the-art in seed technology and its biological basis. The book is invaluable to researchers and professionals in both the industrial and academic sectors.

Plant Microbial Interactions and Smart Agricultural Biotechnology

Plant Microbial Interactions and Smart Agricultural Biotechnology
Author: Swati Tyagi,Robin Kumar,Baljeet Saharan,Ashok Kumar Nadda
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-09-23
ISBN 10: 1000453731
ISBN 13: 9781000453737
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Microbial Interactions and Smart Agricultural Biotechnology Book Review:

Considering the ever-increasing global population and finite arable land, technology and sustainable agricultural practices are required to improve crop yield. This book examines the interaction between plants and microbes and considers the use of advanced techniques such as genetic engineering, revolutionary gene editing technologies, and their applications to understand how plants and microbes help or harm each other at the molecular level. Understanding plant-microbe interactions and related gene editing technologies will provide new possibilities for sustainable agriculture. The book will be extremely useful for researchers working in the fields of plant science, molecular plant biology, plant-microbe interactions, plant engineering technology, agricultural microbiology, and related fields. It will be useful for upper-level students and instructors specifically in the field of biotechnology, microbiology, biochemistry, and agricultural science. Features: Examines the most advanced approaches for genetic engineering of agriculture (CRISPR, TALAN, ZFN, etc.). Discusses the microbiological control of various plant diseases. Explores future perspectives for research in microbiological plant science. Plant-Microbial Interactions and Smart Agricultural Biotechnology will serve as a useful source of cutting-edge information for researchers and innovative professionals, as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate students taking related agriculture and environmental science courses.

Microbial Ecology of Soil and Plant Growth

Microbial Ecology of Soil and Plant Growth
Author: Pierre Davet
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2004-01-11
ISBN 10: 1482280124
ISBN 13: 9781482280128
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbial Ecology of Soil and Plant Growth Book Review:

The book is divided into three parts that are logically connected. The first part defines the principal characteristics of the subterranean world and describes the microorganisms that live there as well as the environmental constraints they are subjected to. The second part shows how the action of the microorganisms can modify the physico-chemical surroundings, the microbiological equilibria and the growth of plants. The third part dwells on a few methods of intervention that would help in limiting the proliferation of harmful microorganisms and how to make the best use of the activity of auxiliary microorganisms.

Plant Soil and Microbes in Tropical Ecosystems

Plant  Soil and Microbes in Tropical Ecosystems
Author: Suresh Kumar Dubey,Satish Kumar Verma
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 393
Release: 2021-09-25
ISBN 10: 9811633649
ISBN 13: 9789811633645
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Soil and Microbes in Tropical Ecosystems Book Review:

This book describes the multitude of interactions between plant, soil, and micro-organisms. It emphasizes on how growth and development in plants, starting from seed germination, is heavily influenced by the soil type. It describes the interactions established by plants with soil and inhabitant microbial community. The chapters describe how plants selectively promote certain microorganisms in the rhizospheric ecozone to derive multifarious benefits such as nutrient acquisition and protection from diseases. The diversity of these rhizospheric microbes and their interactions with plants largely depend on plant genotype, soils attributes, and several abiotic and biotic factors. Most of the studies concerned with plant–microbe interaction are focused on temperate regions, even though the tropical ecosystems are more diverse and need more attention. Therefore, it is crucial to understand how soil type and climatic conditions influence the plant–soil–microbes interaction in the tropics. Considering the significance of the subject, the present volume is designed to cover the most relevant aspects of rhizospheric microbial interactions in tropical ecosystems. Chapters include aspects related to the diversity of rhizospheric microbes, as well as modern tools and techniques to assess the rhizospheric microbiomes and their functional roles. The book also covers applications of rhizospheric microbes and evaluation of prospects improving agricultural practice and productivity through the use of microbiome technologies. This book will be extremely interesting to microbiologists, plant biologists, and ecologists.

Microbial Interventions in Agriculture and Environment

Microbial Interventions in Agriculture and Environment
Author: Dhananjaya Pratap Singh,Ratna Prabha
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 491
Release: 2019-11-09
ISBN 10: 9813290846
ISBN 13: 9789813290846
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbial Interventions in Agriculture and Environment Book Review:

Microbial communities and their multi-functionalities play a crucial role in the management of soil and plant health, and thus help in managing agro-ecology, the environment and agriculture. Microorganisms are key players in N-fixation, nutrient acquisition, carbon sequestration, plant growth promotion, pathogen suppression, induced systemic resistance and tolerance against stresses, and these parameters are used as indicators of improved crop productivity and sustainable soil health. Beneficial belowground microbial interactions in the rhizosphere help plants combat abiotic challenges in the unfavourable environmental conditions of native soils. These microorganisms and their products offer potential solutions for agriculture in problematic areas since they are able to degrade xenobiotic compounds, pesticides and toxic chemicals and help remediate heavy metals in the rhizosphere and so make deteriorated soils suitable for crop production. This book compiles the latest research on the role of microbes in the rhizosphere and agro-ecology, covering interaction mechanisms, microbe-mediated crop production, plant and soil health management, food and nutrition, nutrient recycling, land reclamation, clean water systems, agro-waste management, biodegradation, bioremediation, biomass and bioenergy, sanitation and rural livelihood security. It is a comprehensive reference resource for agricultural activists, policymakers, environmentalists and advisors working for governments, non-governmental organizations and industries, helping them update their knowledge of this important, but often neglected, research area.

Microbial Plant Pathogens

Microbial Plant Pathogens
Author: Perumal Narayanasamy
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1176
Release: 2016-12-12
ISBN 10: 1119195799
ISBN 13: 9781119195795
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbial Plant Pathogens Book Review:

Healthy seeds and propagules are the basic requirement for producing good grains, fruits and vegetables needed for human survival and perpetuation. Dispersal of microbial plant pathogens via seeds and propagules has assumed more importance than other modes of dispersal, as infected seeds and propagules have the potential to become the primary sources of carrying pathogen inoculum for subsequent crops. Several diseases transmitted through seeds and propagules have been shown to have the potential to damage economies as a result of huge quantitative and qualitative losses in numerous crops. Hence, it is essential to rapidly detect, identify and differentiate the microbial plant pathogens present in seeds and propagules precisely and reliably, using sensitive techniques. Microbial Plant Pathogens: Detection and Management in Seeds and Propagules provides a comprehensive resource on seed-borne and propagule-borne pathogens. Information on the biology of microbial pathogens, including genetic diversity, infection process and survival mechanisms of pathogens and epidemiology of diseases caused by them, are discussed critically and in detail to highlight weak links in the life cycles of the pathogens. Development of effective disease management systems, based on the principles of exclusion and eradication of pathogens and immunization of crop plants to enhance the levels of resistance of cultivars to diseases, has been effective to keep the pathogens at bay. The need for production of disease-free seeds/propagules has been emphasized to prevent the carryover of the inoculum to the next crop or introduction of the pathogens to other locations. Effectiveness of adopting simple cultural practices and development of cultivars resistant to diseases through traditional breeding methods or biotechnological approach have resulted in reducing the pathogen inoculum and disease incidence. Although application of different chemicals may reduce the disease incidence effectively, biological management of crop diseases, employing potential biological control agents have to be preferred to preserve the agroecosystems. Greater efforts have to be made to integrate compatible strategies to enhance the effectiveness of diseases management systems. Protocols appended at the end of relevant chapters form a unique feature of this book to enable the researchers to fine-tune their projects. This 2 volume set provides comprehensive and updated information about the economically-important groups of microbial plant pathogens carried by seed and propagules. Graduate students, researchers and teachers of plant pathology, plant protection, microbiology, plant breeding and genetics, agriculture and horticulture, as well as certification and quarantine personnel will find the information presented in this book useful.

Microbes for Legume Improvement

Microbes for Legume Improvement
Author: Almas Zaidi,Mohammad Saghir Khan,Javed Musarrat
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2017-10-09
ISBN 10: 3319591746
ISBN 13: 9783319591742
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbes for Legume Improvement Book Review:

This book presents in-depth insights into strategies involving plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR), including symbiotic/asymbiotic nitrogen fixers and associative/endophyte bacteria, phosphate-solubilizing microbes, as well as arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and their active biomolecules in legume production. It also examines the latest research findings on the taxonomic status of rhizobia and signal molecules affecting rhizobia-legume symbiosis to improve readers’ understanding of the cultivation of legumes in conventional and derelict soil. The agronomically important microflora broadly discussed have offered solutions to some of the problems associated with expensive fertilizers used in many production systems. This second edition provides an overview of metal toxicity to legumes and presents strategies for the abatement of metal toxicity to legumes. Aimed at professionals, practitioners, researchers and graduate students in microbiology, crop sciences, soil microbiology, biotechnology and environmental microbiology, the book focuses on the basic concepts and practical aspects of useful soil microbiota in legume production.

Formulation of Microbial Biopesticides

Formulation of Microbial Biopesticides
Author: H.D. Burges
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 9401149267
ISBN 13: 9789401149266
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Formulation of Microbial Biopesticides Book Review:

Sound formulation is a vital aspect of microbial products used to protect plants from pests and diseases and to improve plant performance. Formulation of Microbial Biopesticides is an in-depth treatment of this vitally important subject. Written by experts and carefully edited, this important title brings together a huge wealth of information for the first time within the covers of one book. The book is broadly divided into five sections, covering principles of formulation, organisms with peroral and contact modes of action, organisms with the power of search, and future trends. Each section contains comprehensive chapters written by internationally acknowledged experts in the areas covered; the book also includes three very useful appendices, cataloguing formulation additives, spray application criteria and terminology. This outstanding book is a vitally important reference work for anyone involved in the formulation of microbial biopesticides and should find a place on the shelves of agriculture and plant scientists, microbiologists and entomologists working in academic and commercial agrochemical situations, and in the libraries of all research establishments and companies where this exciting subject is researched, studied or taught.

Nutrient Use Efficiency from Basics to Advances

Nutrient Use Efficiency  from Basics to Advances
Author: Amitava Rakshit,Harikesh Bahadur Singh,Avijit Sen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 417
Release: 2014-12-26
ISBN 10: 8132221699
ISBN 13: 9788132221692
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nutrient Use Efficiency from Basics to Advances Book Review:

This book addresses in detail multifaceted approaches to boosting nutrient use efficiency (NUE) that are modified by plant interactions with environmental variables and combine physiological, microbial, biotechnological and agronomic aspects. Conveying an in-depth understanding of the topic will spark the development of new cultivars and strains to induce NUE, coupled with best management practices that will immensely benefit agricultural systems, safeguarding their soil, water, and air quality. Written by recognized experts in the field, the book is intended to provide students, scientists and policymakers with essential insights into holistic approaches to NUE, as well as an overview of some successful case studies. In the present understanding of agriculture, NUE represents a question of process optimization in response to the increasing fragility of our natural resources base and threats to food grain security across the globe. Further improving nutrient use efficiency is a prerequisite to reducing production costs, expanding crop acreage into non-competitive marginal lands with low nutrient resources, and preventing environmental contamination. The nutrients most commonly limiting plant growth are N, P, K, S and micronutrients like Fe, Zn, B and Mo. NUE depends on the ability to efficiently take up the nutrient from the soil, but also on transport, storage, mobilization, usage within the plant and the environment. A number of approaches can help us to understand NUE as a whole. One involves adopting best crop management practices that take into account root-induced rhizosphere processes, which play a pivotal role in controlling nutrient dynamics in the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum. New technologies, from basic tools like leaf color charts to sophisticated sensor-based systems and laser land leveling, can reduce the dependency on laboratory assistance and manual labor. Another approach concerns the development of crop plants through genetic manipulations that allow them to take up and assimilate nutrients more efficiently, as well as identifying processes of plant responses to nutrient deficiency stress and exploring natural genetic variation. Though only recently introduced, the ability of microbial inoculants to induce NUE is gaining in importance, as the loss, immobilization, release and availability of nutrients are mediated by soil microbial processes.

Mitigation of Plant Abiotic Stress by Microorganisms

Mitigation of Plant Abiotic Stress by Microorganisms
Author: Gustavo Santoyo,Ajay Kumar,Mohd Aamir,Utandhi Sivakumar
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2022-04-30
ISBN 10: 0323906931
ISBN 13: 9780323906937
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mitigation of Plant Abiotic Stress by Microorganisms Book Review:

The microbial ecosystem provides an indigenous system for improving plant growth, health and stress resilience. Plant microbiota, including isolated microbial communities, have been studied to further understand the functional capacities, ecological structure and dynamics of the plant-microbe interaction. Due to climatic changes, there is an urgent need to bring microbial innovations into practice. Mitigation of Plant Abiotic Stress by Microorganisms: Applicability and Future Directions is a comprehensive review of the different strategies available to improve the plant microbiome. Chapters include key topics such as: harnessing endophytic microbial diversity, microbial genes for improving abiotic stress tolerance, and microbial bioformulations. Putting these strategies into practice can have varying success in the field, so it is crucial that scientists are equipped with the knowledge of which microorganisms are needed, as well as the use and suitability of delivery approaches and formulations. This title will be an essential read for researchers and students interested in plant microbial technologies and plant bio stimulants, plant pathology, biocontrol, agronomy, and environmental mediation. Discusses adaptive mechanisms of plant against multiple stresses Highlights diversity of symbiotic microorganisms associated with insects and their impact on host plants Provides functional genomics tools for studying microbe-mediated stress tolerance

Endophytes Novel Microorganisms for Plant Growth Promotion

Endophytes  Novel Microorganisms for Plant Growth Promotion
Author: Ms. Sonali Priyadarshini,Dr. S. Panigrahi,Dr. C. C. Rath
Publsiher: DARSHAN PUBLISHERS
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2022-03-19
ISBN 10: 8195460240
ISBN 13: 9788195460243
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Endophytes Novel Microorganisms for Plant Growth Promotion Book Review:

This book chapters covers with various Microbiology fields like Bacteriology, Mycology, Protozoology, Phycology, Parasitology, Immunology, Virology, Nematology, Microbial Biotechnology etc.,

Relationship Between Microbes and the Environment for Sustainable Ecosystem Services Volume 1

Relationship Between Microbes and the Environment for Sustainable Ecosystem Services  Volume 1
Author: Jastin Samuel,Ajay Kumar,Joginder Singh
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2022-05-29
ISBN 10: 0323910564
ISBN 13: 9780323910569
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Relationship Between Microbes and the Environment for Sustainable Ecosystem Services Volume 1 Book Review:

Relationship Between Microbes and Environment for Sustainable Ecosystem Services, Volume One: Microbial Products for Sustainable Ecosystem Services promotes advances in sustainable solutions, value-added products, and fundamental research in microbes and the environment. Topics include advanced and recent discoveries in the use of microbes for sustainable development. Users will find reference information ranging from the description of various microbial applications for sustainability in different aspects of food, energy, the environment and social development. Volume One includes the direct and indirect role of bacteria, fungi, actinomycetes, viruses, mycoplasma and protozoans in the development of products contributing towards sustainable. The book provides a holistic approach to the most recent advances in the application of various microbes as a biotechnological tool for a vast range of sustainable applications, modern practices, exploring futuristic strategies to harness its full potential. Covers the latest developments, recent applications and future research avenues in microbial biotechnology for sustainable development Includes expressive tables and figures with concise information about sustainable ecosystem services Provides a wide variety of applications and modern practices of harnessing the potential of microbes in the environment

Microbial Root Endophytes

Microbial Root Endophytes
Author: Barbara J.E. Schulz,Christine J.C. Boyle,Thomas N. Sieber
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 367
Release: 2007-05-24
ISBN 10: 3540335269
ISBN 13: 9783540335269
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbial Root Endophytes Book Review:

This is the first book dedicated to the interactions of non-mycorrhizal microbial endophytes with plant roots. The phenotypes of these interactions can be extremely plastic, depending on environmental factors, nutritional status, genetic disposition and developmental stages of the two partners. This book explores diversity, life history strategies, interactions, applications in agriculture and forestry, methods for isolation, cultivation, and both conventional and molecular methods for identification and detection of these endophytes.

Tech to Table

Tech to Table
Author: Richard Munson
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2021-09-23
ISBN 10: 1642831905
ISBN 13: 9781642831900
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tech to Table Book Review:

Imagine eating a burger grown in a laboratory, a strawberry picked by a robot, or a pastry created with a 3-D printer. You would never taste the difference, but these inventions might just save your health and the planet's. Today, landmark technological advances are driving solutions to the biggest problems created by industrialized food. Tech to Table introduces readers to twenty-five of the most creative entrepreneurs innovating these solutions. They come from various places and professions, identities and backgrounds. But they share an outsider's perspective and an idealistic, often disruptive, ambition to reinvent the food system. The pace and breadth of change is astonishing, as investors pump billions of dollars into ag-tech. Not every innovator will prosper long-term, but each marks a fundamental change in our approach to feeding a growing population--sustainably.