Copper Nanostructures Applications in Plant Protection

  • Esraa Gabal
  • Mohamed M. Ramadan
  • Amal-Asran
  • Mousa A. Alghuthaymi
  • Kamel A. Abd-Elsalam
Part of the Nanotechnology in the Life Sciences book series (NALIS)


Plant pathologists throughout the globe are working closely to develop a powerful solution for food and agricultural commodities protection from diverse pathogens. Nanobiotechnology has great potential in agriculture especially in plant health has been reported. Management of most beneficial micronutrient and pesticides for sustainable crop production is a priority-based area of research in agriculture. Copper nanoparticles are one among the critical nanosubstances because of their diverse characteristics and applications. The present chapter summarizes the modern-day knowledge and the future prospects in the applications of copper nanomaterials in plant pathology studies. Applications involve nanosensors, antibacterial agent, antifungal agent, plant growth promotion, and plant protection. The beneficial and deleterious effects of Cu nanoparticles through enhanced root and shoot length and fruit and crop yield and substantial increase in vegetative biomass of seedlings in different plant species were also explored.


Copper nanostructures Plant protection Nanoagrochemicals Antimicrobial Antifungal Phytotoxicity 



This research was supported by the Science and Technology Development Fund (STDF), Joint Egypt (STDF)–South Africa (NRF) Scientific Cooperation, Grant ID. 27837 to Kamel Abd-Elsalam.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Esraa Gabal
    • 1
  • Mohamed M. Ramadan
    • 2
  • Amal-Asran
    • 2
  • Mousa A. Alghuthaymi
    • 3
  • Kamel A. Abd-Elsalam
    • 2
  1. 1.Agricultural Sciences and Resource Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ARTS), Faculty of AgricultureUniversity of BonnBonnGermany
  2. 2.Plant Pathology Research Institute, Agricultural Research Center (ARC)GizaEgypt
  3. 3.Department of Biology, Science and Humanities CollegeShaqra UniversityAlquwayiyahSaudi Arabia

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