1st Edition

Agricultural Biocatalysis Biological and Chemical Applications

Edited By Peter Jeschke, Evgeni B. Starikov Copyright 2023
    458 Pages 23 Color & 59 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    458 Pages 23 Color & 59 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    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.

    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


    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.