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Plant Virus-Based Nanoparticles for the Delivery of Agronomic Compounds as a Suspension Concentrate

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB,volume 1776)

Abstract

Nanoparticle formulations of agrichemicals may enhance their performance while simultaneously mitigating any adverse environmental effects. Red clover necrotic mosaic virus (RCNMV) is a soil-transmitted plant virus with many inherent attributes that allow it to function as a plant virus-based nanoparticle (PVN) when loaded with biologically active ingredients. Here we describe how to formulate a PVN loaded with the nematicide abamectin (Abm) beginning with the propagation of the virus through the formulation, deactivation, and characterization of the finished product.

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  • Plant pathogenic nematode
  • Nematicide
  • Agrichemical
  • Plant viral nanoparticle
  • Nanoparticle formulation

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This work was supported with funding from the USDA NIFA Agricultural System and Technology, Nanotechnology for Agricultural and Food System program and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. We would also like to thank the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Agricultural Research Service at NC State University for providing their facilities and support in this work.

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Guenther, R.H., Lommel, S.A., Opperman, C.H., Sit, T.L. (2018). Plant Virus-Based Nanoparticles for the Delivery of Agronomic Compounds as a Suspension Concentrate. In: Wege, C., Lomonossoff, G. (eds) Virus-Derived Nanoparticles for Advanced Technologies. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 1776. Humana Press, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-7808-3_13

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