256 Pages 20 Color & 16 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    256 Pages 20 Color & 16 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The book entitled ‘Nanophytopathology’ discusses the need for alternative technologies particularly smart nanotechnological tools including nanobiosensor in the detection of plant diseases, delivery of fungicides/pesticides, and therapy for the diseases caused by plant pathogens and pests. The use of nanomaterials will minimize the huge amount of application of pesticides and fungicides thereby reducing environmental pollution. This technology is eco-friendly, economically viable, and useful for sustainable crop production.

    The book encompasses chapters written by experienced experts in respective fields, which provide up-to-date knowledge about pathogen/pest control using nanotechnology. It will be essential reading for post-graduate students and researchers, agriculture scientists, nanotechnologists, microbiologists, green chemistry experts, and biotechnologists.

    Nanophytopathology: A New and Emerging Science

    Graciela Avila-Quezada, Mahendra Rai, Nuvia Orduño-Cruz, Patricia Rivas-Valencia, Patrycja Golińska, Laila Muñoz-Castellanos, Denisse Mercado-Meza and Hilda Saenz-Hidalgo

    The Perspective of Nanotechnology in Plant Protection

    Oluwatoyin Adenike Fabiyi


    Nanobiosensors for Detection of Plant Pathogens

    Yulia Plekhanova, Sergei Tarasov and Anatoly Reshetilov

    Bioprospecting of Nanoparticles against Phytopathogens

    Sougata Ghosh, Bishwarup Sarkar and Sirikanjana Thongmee

    Nanomaterials: A Strategy for the Control of Phytopathogenic Fungi

    Claudia A. Ramírez-Valdespino, Brenda Arriaga-García, Socorro Héctor Tarango-Rivero and Erasmo Orrantia-Borunda

    Nanoparticles Used for Management of Oomycetes Diseases

    Edith Garay-Serrano, Alfredo Reyes-Tena, Gerardo Rodríguez-Alvarado, Alejandro Soto-Plancarte, Nuria Gómez-Dorantes and Sylvia P. Fernández-Pavía

    Biogenic Metal Oxide Nanoparticles for the Control of Plant Pathogens

    Elsherbiny A. Elsherbiny and Sabrien A. Omar

    Plant Virus Disease Management by Nanobiotechnology

    Taswar Ahsan, Adnan Khalil, Ansar Javeed and Esha Basharat

    Nano Clay Materials and their Role in Plant Disease Management

    Oluwatoyin Adenike Fabiyi

    Advances in Agro-Nanotechnologies for Pest Management

    Maicon S.N. dos Santos, Carolina E.D. Oro, João H.C. Wancura, Giovani L. Zabot and Marcus V. Tres

    Botanicals-Based Nanoformulations for the Management of Insect-Pests

    Ngangom Bidyarani, Jyoti Jaiswal and Umesh Kumar


    Strategic Applications of CRISPR-Cas Technology for the Management of Plant Diseases

    Sarika R. Bhalerao, Namrata D. Patil, Pramod G. Kabade, Vaishnavi M. Tattapure and Mahendra Rai

    Can Nitric Oxide Overcome Biotic Stress in Plants?

    Amedea Barozzi Seabra


    Dr. Graciela Avila-Quezada is a Professor at the Faculty of Agrotechnology Science, Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua, in México. She has been conducting research related to plant pathogens for 30 years, beginning with her undergraduate thesis work focused on the control of Puccinia graminis f. sp. avenae. She was a visiting scientist at the Volcani Center in Israel; Colegio de Postgraduados, Texcoco, Mexico; SENASICA Laboratories, Ministry of Agriculture in Tecamac, State of Mexico; the California Polytechnic State Univ-San Luis Obispo California (Calpoly); Institut de Recherche pour le Développement IRD Montpellier, France; Universidad Autonoma Chapingo, Mexico State; Universidad de Córdoba, Spain. Dr. Avila was President of the Mexican Society of Phytopathology; Vice-president of the National Phytosanitary Advisory Council (CONACOFI); Executive Secretary of the National System for Research and Technology Transfer (SNITT) in the Ministry of Agriculture (Sagarpa); and Director of Academic Cooperation, in the Coordination of Science and Technology, Presidency of Mexico. Besides, she has conducted more than 12 research projects and published more than 70 research papers in national and international journals focused on plant pathogens.

    Dr. Mahendra Rai is presently a visiting Professor at the Department of Microbiology, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland. Formerly, he was Professor and Head of the Department of Biotechnology, SGB Amravati University, Maharashtra, India. He was a visiting scientist at the University of Geneva, Debrecen University, Hungary; University of Campinas, Brazil; VSB Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic, National University of Rosario, Argentina, and the University of Sao Paulo. He has published more than 425 research papers in national and international journals. In addition, he has edited/authored more than 69 books and 6 patents. Recently, he has been featured in Stanford’s list of top 2% scientists under Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.