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Applications of Biosurfactant in Agriculture - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128229217

Applications of Biosurfactant in Agriculture

1st Edition

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Editors: Dr. Inamuddin Charles Adetunji
Paperback ISBN: 9780128229217
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st August 2021
Page Count: 524
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Applications of Biosurfactant in Agriculture explores the use of beneficial microorganisms as an alternative to current synthetic plant protection strategies. The book highlights a range of renewable raw substrates including agro-industrial waste as a dependable and cost-effective technology for the mass production of biosurfactant emphasizes the formulation of biosurfactant using a full-factorial design, scientometric assessment, and presents mathematical modeling for the enhancement of production processes. Recent biotechnological techniques such as functional metagenomics that could help in the molecular characterization of novel biosurfactant with multifunctional activities majorly from uncultured and unexploited microbes available in the soil biosphere are also explored.

The book also identifies possible modes of action by which nutrients are normally released to plants through the formation of metal-biosurfactant complexes and presents recent research findings on the utilization of biosurfactants for the management mycotoxins inducing microorganisms when evaluated at field and greenhouse. Finally, the book emphasizes the application of biosurfactants as a form of potent antibiotics for the management of several zoonotic diseases and in animal husbandry.

Key Features

  • Provides a comprehensive look at recent advances in the application of nanobiosurfactants for the management of agricultural pests, post harvest management, and diseases
  • Includes application in both plant and animal agriculture
  • Highlights the effective production of biosurfactants by diverse microbial populations, especially from uncultivated agricultural soil


Academics and R&D professionals in industries related with Agronomy/ Agronomic Soil Science/Biocontrol/ Plant pathology/ Agricultural biotechnology

Table of Contents

1. Recent advances, Status, and Conservation of beneficial microorganisms producing high yield of biosurfactant in Microbial Resource Centers
2. Molecular and cultural techniques for the characterization of biosurfactant producing strains
3. Post-harvest management of fruits and vegetables
4. Screening of efficient strains  of agrobiotechnological significance for high yield of biosurfactant
5. Understanding Mechanisms Underlying genes regulating the production of biosurfactant
6. Biological control activity of biosurfactant against Plant Pathogen
7. Biosurfactant as Biostimulant: Factors Responsible  for Plant Growth Promotions
8. Production and Commercialization of biosurfactant for Plant Disease Management
9. Biological control activity of biosurfactant for the Management of Root Diseases in Crop Plants
10. Interaction of biosurfactant with nanomaterial and their significant in Agriculture
11. Cultivation of biosurfactant on Cheap Energy Sources on agricultural wastes
12. Application of biosurfactant for the management of mycotoxins
13. Application of biosurfactant as biocontrol agents against soil-borne and root-borne plant pathogens
14. Synergetic effect of biosurfactant with bioherbicides and their effectiveness in the management of weeds
15. Application of biosurfactant as antibiotics for the management of diseases affecting livestock
16. The potential of biosurfactant for improving the bioavailability of nutrient for beneficial plant-associated microbes
17. Application of biosurfactant for improving agricultural soil quality by soil remediation
18. Application of biosurfactant as a replacement to synthetic surfactant used in pesticide industries
19. Significance of advanced methodologies


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About the Editors

Dr. Inamuddin

Dr. Inamuddin is currently Assistant Professor in the Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and is a permanent faculty member (Assistant Professor) at the Department of Applied Chemistry, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. He has extensive research experience in multidisciplinary fields of Analytical Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, and Electrochemistry and, more specifically, Renewable Energy and Environment, and has worked on multiple key research projects funded by institutional and government agencies. Dr Inamuddin has published 146 research articles in international journals of repute, eighteen book chapters, and 54 books published by renowned international publishers. He is the member of various journal’s editorial boards and serves as Associate Editor for a number of internationally renowned journals. In addition, he is also guest editing various special thematic special issues of journals for major publishing houses.  

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Assistant Professor at the Department of Applied Chemistry, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India

Charles Adetunji

Charles Oluwaseun Adetunji  is a Faculty member at the Microbiology Department, Faculty of Science, Edo University Iyamho, Edo State, Nigeria, where he utilized the application of biological techniques and microbial bioprocesses for the actualization of sustainable development goals. He has won numerous scientific awards and grants from renowned academic bodies, has filled several scientific patents on Bioherbicides, Biopesticides, nanobiosurfactants, and nanobiopesticdes, and has published over 100 scientific journals and conference proceedings in both national and international journals. His broad research interests cover topics relating to food security, agriculture and environmental sustainability, including microbiology, biotechnology, post-harvest management, and nanotechnology. Dr Adetunji is an editorial board member of many international journals serves as a reviewer to many double-blind peer review journals. In addition, he is a member of many scientific organisations and, over the last fifteen years, has built strong working collaborations with reputable research groups in numerous and leading Universities across the globe. 

Affiliations and Expertise

Faculty Member, Microbiology Department, Faculty of Science, Edo University Iyamho, Edo State, Nigeria

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