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1st Edition


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ISBN 9781032383231
July 6, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
256 Pages 20 Color & 16 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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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.