Nanobiotechnology Applications in Plant Protection

  • Kamel A. Abd-Elsalam
  • Ram Prasad

Part of the Nanotechnology in the Life Sciences book series (NALIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Al-kazafy Hassan Sabry, Mohamed Ragaei
    Pages 1-28
  3. Esraa Gabal, Mohamed M. Ramadan, Amal-Asran, Mousa A. Alghuthaymi, Kamel A. Abd-Elsalam
    Pages 63-86
  4. Ayat F. Hashim, Khamis Youssef, Kamel A. Abd-Elsalam
    Pages 137-153
  5. Mohamed A. Mohamed, Ayat F. Hashim, Mousa A. Alghuthaymi, Kamel A. Abd-Elsalam
    Pages 155-188
  6. Josef Jampílek, Katarína Kráľová
    Pages 189-246
  7. Nomita Gupta, Chandrama Prakash Upadhyaya, Amar Singh, Kamel A. Abd-Elsalam, Ram Prasad
    Pages 247-265
  8. Manal Mostafa, Amal-Asran, Hassan Almoammar, Kamel A. Abd-Elsalam
    Pages 281-322
  9. Velaphi C. Thipe, Marshall Keyster, Kattesh V. Katti
    Pages 323-349
  10. Fahad A. Al-Dhabaan, Manal Mostafa, Hassan Almoammar, Kamel A. Abd-Elsalam
    Pages 351-384
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 385-394

About this book


Nanotechnology can target specific agricultural problems related to plant pathology and provide new techniques for crop disease control. Plant breeders and phytopathologist are needed who can apply nanogenomics and develop nanodiagnostic technologies to accurately advance the improvement process and take advantage of the potential of genomics. This book serves as a thorough guide for researchers working with nanotechnology to address plant protection problems. Novel nanobiotechnology methods describe new plant gene transfer tools that improve crop resistance against plant diseases and increase food security. Also, quantum dots (QDs) have emerged as essential tools for fast and accurate detection of particular biological markers. Biosensors, QDs, nanostructured platforms, nanoimaging, and nanopore DNA sequencing tools have the potential to raise sensitivity, specificity, and speed in pathogen detection, thereby facilitating high-throughput analysis and providing high-quality monitoring and crop protection. Also, this book deals with the application of nanotechnology for quicker, more cost-effective, and precise diagnostic procedures of plant diseases and mycotoxins. Applications of nanotechnology in plant pests and disease control, antimicrobial mechanisms, pesticides remediation and nanotoxicity on plant ecosystem and soil microbial communities are discussed in detail. Moreover, the application of specific nanomaterials including silver, copper, carbon- or polymer-based nanomaterials and nanoemulsions is also mentioned. Crops treated with safe nanofertilizers and nanopesticides will gain added avlue because they are free of chemical residues, decay and putative pathogens for human health, sustaining the global demand for high product quality. 


Plant pathology Biological control Plant disease Phytopathogens Integrated Pest management Crop protection Nano-agriculture Nanotechnology Biotechnology

Editors and affiliations

  • Kamel A. Abd-Elsalam
    • 1
  • Ram Prasad
    • 2
  1. 1.Plant Pathology Research Institute, Agricultural Research Center (ARC)GizaEgypt
  2. 2.School of Environmental Science and EngineeringSun Yat-Sen UniversityGuangzhouChina

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