1st Edition

Biofungicides: Eco-Safety and Future Trends Types and Applications, Volume 1

Edited By Kamel A. Abd-Elsalam, Mousa A. Alghuthaymi Copyright 2024
    324 Pages 15 Color & 20 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    324 Pages 15 Color & 20 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The current volume focuses on all the major concerns associated with the biofungicides and provides comprehensive knowledge of microbial and phytochemical fungicides, bioformulations, regulation as well as limitation of biofungicides, and their role in disease management in plants. The use of biofungicides as eco-friendly alternative to traditional synthetic fungicides is likely to play a major role in organic farming in the future.

    Novel Biofungicides: A Note from the Editors

    Kamel A. Abd-Elsalam and Mousa A. Alghuthaymi

    Biofungicides: Classification, Applications and Limitations

    Timothy Prince Chidike Ezeorba, Kingsley Ikechukwu Chukwudozie, Charles Obinwanne Okoye, Emmanuel Sunday Okeke, Arinze Linus Ezugwu and Emeka Godwin Anaduaka

    Endophytic Bacteria: Plant Growth-promoting Activities and their Application in Plant Disease Control

    Beatrice Farda, Rihab Djebaili, Maddalena Del Gallo and Marika Pellegrini

    Beneficial Fungi as a Biocontrol Agent against Fungi

    Saidul Islam, Arghya Banerjee, Maksud Hasan Shah, Faijuddin Ahammad, S.K. Sadikur Rahman and Akbar Hossain

    Yeasts as New Powerful Bio-tools for Sustainable Agriculture: Biocontrol of Plant Fungal Diseases and Ecological Implications

    Cândida Lucas and Fernanda Cássio

    Actinomycetes as a Potential Biofungicide

    M. Yuvaraj, Eman Tawfik Hussien, M. Sivaji, Jaiby Cyriac, M. Deivamani and P. Senthil Kumar

    Trichoderma a Promising Biofungicide

    Amr H. Hashem, Amer M. Abdelaziz and Mohamed S. Attia

    Antifungal and Growth-promoting Properties of Bacillus species

    Lakshmanan Muthulakshmi, ShaliniMohan and Mousa A. Alghuthaymi

    Antagonistic Pseudomonas: Alternative to Chemical Fungicides for the Management of Phytopathogens

    Owais Iqbal, Chengyun Li and Abdul Mubeen Lodhi

    Lactic Acid Bacteria as Anti-Fungal, Anti-Bacterial Agents and Food Preservatives

    Deepansh Sharma, Pooja Manchanda, Arashdeep Singh and Ajinder Kaur

    Biofungicides for Management of Postharvest Diseases

    De León Zapata Miguel Ángel, Meléndez Rentería Norma Paola, Barrera Martínez Cynthia Lizeth, Salinas Jasso Thalía Athenas, Arredondo Valdez Roberto, Anguiano Cabello Julia Cecilia and Laredo Alcalá Elan Iñaky


    Kamel A. Abd-Elsalam, Ph.D., is currently a research professor at the Plant Pathology Research Institute, Agricultural Research Center, Giza. Kamel earned his Ph.D. in Molecular Plant Pathology from Christian Albrechts University of Kiel (Germany) and Suez Canal University (Egypt). Dr. Kamel’s research interests include developing, improving, and deploying plant biosecurity diagnostic tools; understanding and exploiting fungal pathogen genomes; and developing eco-friendly hybrid nanomaterials for controlling toxicogenic fungi, plant diseases, and agroecosystems applications. He has published 20 books related to nano-biotechnology applications in agriculture and plant protection. Since 2019, he has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Elsevier book series "Nanobiotechnology for Plant Protection." He also serves as the Series Editor of the Elsevier book series "Genome Modified Plants and Microbes in Food and Agriculture."  

    Mousa A. Alghuthaymi, Ph.D. is currently a professor, he obtained a Ph.D. in Microbiology from King Saud University in 2013. Dr. Mousa research interests include the development, improvement, and deployment of plant biosecurity diagnostic tools, the understanding and exploitation of fungal pathogen genomes, and the development of eco-friendly hybrid nanomaterials for the control of toxicogenic fungi, plant diseases, and Agroecosystems applications. He has been the head of the Biology Department at the College of Science and Human Studies in Shaqra University, Saudi Arabia and a member of the University’s Scientific Council since March 2022, and previously worked as the Head of the Chemistry Department between 2016-2018. He published 14 chapters in 12 books and published about 40 research papers in refereed scientific journals.