Biocontrol Agents as Strategy of Agro-ecosystem Management to Restitution of Productive Soils for Food Production

  • K. Nathiely Ramírez-Guzmán
  • Cristian Torres-León
  • Salvador Saldaña-Mendoza
  • Gloria Martinez-Medina
  • Marie Tranier
  • Sevastianos Roussos
  • Reynaldo De la Cruz-Quiroz
  • Roberto Parra-Saldívar
  • Adriana C. Flores-Gallegos
  • Raúl Rodríguez-Herrera
  • Cristóbal N. Aguilar


This chapter analyzes and describes the importance and application of biocontrol agents as an alternative of managing agroecosystem for restitution of productive soils for food production. Also, the ethics, benchmarks, biosafety rules, and the various approaches and explicit features of controlling the production of food in conventional ways and emerging trends for the conservation of foods are included. Biocontrol has an important impact on the maintenance, safeguarding, and security provision on ecological and environmental aspects toward promoting the biosafety for food production. The term biocontrol incorporates the maintenance, conservation, and care of fauna and flora, as well as the native habitat on this earth. The precautionary courses include all those things where biological security must be guaranteed for all forms of life; consequently, the damages and hazards instigated should be minimalized or diminished. In any course or progression where we are employing physicochemical and biological agents, usually there are chances of hidden risk; therefore it becomes very significant for us to understand and look for the preventive measures. Recently, the use of microbial sources as biological agents has become one of the greatest challenges that have captured the attention of everyone globally. This is chiefly owing to the intensified application of biological agents in numerous industries all over the globe, for example, food and feed production, agricultural products, value-added compound production, etc.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Nathiely Ramírez-Guzmán
    • 1
  • Cristian Torres-León
    • 1
  • Salvador Saldaña-Mendoza
    • 1
  • Gloria Martinez-Medina
    • 1
  • Marie Tranier
    • 2
  • Sevastianos Roussos
    • 3
  • Reynaldo De la Cruz-Quiroz
    • 4
  • Roberto Parra-Saldívar
    • 4
  • Adriana C. Flores-Gallegos
    • 1
  • Raúl Rodríguez-Herrera
    • 1
  • Cristóbal N. Aguilar
    • 1
  1. 1.Food Research Department, School of ChemistryUniversidad Autónoma de Coahuila SaltilloSaltilloMexico
  2. 2.Toulouse White Biotechnology (TWB). Aix-Marseille UniversitéRamonville-Saint-AgneFrance
  3. 3.IMEP- IRD-Biotrans, Facultés des Sciences et Techniques St JérômeAix-Marseille UniversitéMarseilleFrance
  4. 4.Group of BioprocessesTecnologico de MonterreyMonterreyMexico

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