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Agricultural Biocatalysis
Biological and Chemical Applications

ISBN 9789814968485
Published December 22, 2022 by Jenny Stanford Publishing
458 Pages 23 Color & 59 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Agricultural biocatalysis is of immense scientific interest nowadays owing to its increasing importance in the efforts for more sustainable agriculture while optimizing environmental impacts. Plant compatibility is essential for developing eco-friendly and sustainable microbial products. Therefore, our search for novel technologies ought to be in the foreground, for which a thorough understanding of biochemical processes, applications of agricultural enzymes, traits, and viruses should get the highest priority.

Volumes 8 to 10 in this series compile the recent research on agricultural biocatalysis by interdisciplinary teams from international institutes for chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, and materials and chemical engineering, who have been investigating agricultural-biocatalytic topics related to biochemical conversions or bioremediation, and modern biological and chemical applications exemplified by the use of selected and highly innovative agricultural enzymes, traits, and viruses. The editors are prominent researchers in agrochemistry and theoretical biophysical chemistry, and these three volumes are useful references for the students and researchers in the fields of agrochemistry, biochemistry, biology, biophysical chemistry, natural product chemistry, materials, and drug design. Volume 10 covers the research on biological control, plant uptake and plant growth aspects, plant stress, including genome editing in plants, and selected agrochemical classes as well as the importance of modern chiral agrochemicals.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Biological Control

1. Biological Control of Phytopathogenic Fungi: Mechanisms and Potentials

Priscila Jane Romano Gonçalves Selari, et al.

2. Sustainable Phage-Based Strategies to Control Bacterial Diseases in Agriculture

Maria Aiko Ascaño, Miguel Antonio Cañiza, and Ron Leonard Dy

3. Elimination of Gut Bacteria from Helicoverpa armigera Using Antibiotics Reduces the Binding and Pore-Forming Activity of Cry Toxins

Visweshwar Regode, Hari Chand Sharma, and Kuruba Sreeramulu

Section 2: Plant Uptake and Plant Growth

4. Metal Nanoparticles Applications and Their Release into Surrounding: Perspectives of Plant Uptake and Effects on Phytohormones

Muna A. Ali and Kareem A. Mosa

5. Utilization of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria with Multiple Beneficial Traits in Agricultural Biotechnology for Crop Improvement

Usha Chakraborty and Bishwanath Chakraborty

Section 3: Plant Stress

6. Salinity Stress in Plants and Role of Microbes in Its Alleviation

Richa Salwan and Vivek Sharma

7. Auxin and Stringolactone Interaction in Extreme Phosphate Conditions

Miglena Revalska and Anelia Iantcheva

Section 4: Genome Editing in Plants

8. Food and Feed Safety Considerations for Gene-Edited and Other Genetically Modified Crops

Gijs A. Kleter

9. Agrobacterium tumefaciens-Mediated Transformation Systems for Genetic Manipulation in Agriculturally Important Fungi

Van-Tuan Tran, Hanh-Dung Thai, and Tao Xuan Vu

Section 5: Agrochemicals

10. Potential Effect of Organophosphate Compounds on Non-Target Sites of Cotton Bollworm, Helicoverpa Armigera

Bharat Naresh Kumar and Kuruba Sreeramulu

11. Agricultural Fungicides Targeting the Cytochrome bc1 Complex

Brigitte Meunier and Nicholas Fisher

12. Chiral Agrochemicals

Peter Jeschke

13. Asymmetric Biosynthesis of L-Phosphinothricin

Liu-Yu Wang, Ya-Ping Xue, and Yu-Guo Zheng

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Peter Jeschke gained his PhD in organic chemistry at the University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, after which he moved to Fahlberg-List Company, Germany, to pursue agrochemical research before moving to the Institute of Neurobiology and Brain Research, German Academy of Sciences. In 1989, he joined Bayer AG in animal health research and eight years later took a position in insecticide research, where he was a senior fellow in Research and Development, Pest Control Chemistry, Crop Science Division. Since 2011, he has been honorary professor at the Universität Düsseldorf, Germany. Prof. Jeschke is an associate editor for Pest Management Science (Society of Chemical Industry, UK) and also a member of the editorial advisory board for Ullmann’s Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry (Wiley-VCH). Retired since 2022, he has authored more than 250 patent applications and publications.

Evgeni B. Starikov is a specialist in theoretical biophysical chemistry with nearly 40 years of professional experience. Currently, he is a freelance researcher at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, and Kobe University, Japan. Prof. Starikov has authored more than 100 articles and a monograph and co-edited two books. His current research interests include applications of thermodynamics.