1st Edition

Agricultural Biocatalysis Theoretical Studies and Photosynthesis Aspects

Edited By Peter Jeschke, Evgeni B. Starikov Copyright 2023
    364 Pages 17 Color & 55 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    364 Pages 17 Color & 55 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 8 covers the research on biosynthesis, biocatalysis, and photosynthesis aspects for use in agrochemistry, including nano-biocatalytic processing, atrazine toxicity, and theoretical studies in biocatalysis and biological processes.

    Section 1: Theoretical Studies and Photosynthesis Aspects
    1. Theoretical Studies in Biocatalysis: Some Historical and Methodological Remarks
    Evgeni. B. Starikov

    2. Temperature Dependence of Biological Processes: Theory and Applications
    Lìyĭn L. Liáng

    3. Agricultural Biocatalysis: From Waste Stream to Food and Feed Additives
    Philipp Cavelius, Selina Engelhart-Straub, Kevin Heieck, et al.

    4. Nanobiocatalytic Processing of Sargassum Seaweed Waste
    Bidyut R. Mohapatra

    Section 2: Photosynthesis
    5. No Alternatives to Photosynthesis: From Molecules to Nanostructures
    László Nagy and Melinda Magyar

    6. Natural and Synthetic Inhibitors of Photosynthesis Light Reactions
    Luiz Cláudio Almeida Barbosa, Róbson Ricardo Teixeira, and Júnio Gonçalves da Silva

    7. Atrazine Toxicity: Modification of Enzymatic Processes and Photosynthesis in Plants
    Simranjeet Singh, Vijay Kumar, Daljeet Singh Dhanjal, et al.

    Section 3: Biosynthesis
    8. Biosynthesis of Glycine Betaine and Dimethylsulfoniopropionate in Photosynthetic Organisms and Their Applications in Agriculture
    Cattarin Theerawitaya, Suriyan Cha-um, and Teruhiro Takabe


    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.