Biocontrol Agents and Secondary Metabolites

Biocontrol Agents and Secondary Metabolites

Applications and Immunization for Plant Growth and Protection

1st Edition - November 13, 2020

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  • Editor: Sudisha Jogaiah
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128230947
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128229194

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Biocontrol and Secondary Metabolites: Applications and Immunization for Plant Growth and Protection covers established and updated research on emerging trends in plant defense signaling in, and during, stress phases. Other topics cover growth at interface as a sustainable way of life and the context of human welfare and conservation of fungi as a group of organisms. Further, the book explores induced systemic resistance using biocontrol agents and/or secondary metabolites as a milestone for sustainable agricultural production, thus providing opportunities for the minimization or elimination of the use of fungicides.

Key Features

  • Presents an overview on mechanisms by which plants protect themselves against herbivory and pathogenic microbes
  • Identifies the use of immunization as a popular and effective alternative to chemical pesticides
  • Explores how these fungi help crop plants in better uptake of soil nutrients, increase soil fertility, produce growth promoting substances, and secrete metabolites that act as bio-pesticides


Agronomists, Molecular Plant Pathologists, botanists, microbiologists, ecologists, plant pathologists, physiologists, molecular biologists and Mycologists

Table of Contents

  • 1. Fungi for Biofactory of secondary metabolites: Genomics and metabolism
    2. Signatures of signaling pathways underlying plant growth promotion by fungi
    3. Beneficial plant-associated bacteria modulate host hormonal system enhancing plant resistance towards abiotic stress
    4. Over-production of ROS: underlying molecular mechanism of scavenging and redox signaling
    5. Molecular mechanisms /cell signaling pathways for plant protection from diseases by fungi
    6. Antioxidant-Mediated Defense against Biotic Stress in Plants
    7. Explorations of Fungal Diversity in Extreme Environmental Conditions for sustainable agriculture applications
    8. Impact of potassium solubilzing fungi as biopesticides and its role in crop improvement
    9. Terpenes a plant defense activator to diverse biotic stresses
    10. Bio-control Potential of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria Against Ralstonia Solanacearum: Current and Future Prospects
    11. Fungal diversity and its role in sustainable agriculture
    12. Exploring the Biogeographical Diversity of Trichoderma for Plant Health
    13. Ecological Studies of Fungal Biodiversity in Fresh Water and their broad spectrum applications
    14. Antimicrobial secondary metabolites from Trichoderma spp. as next generation fungicides
    15. Biostimulants: Promising probiotics for plant health
    16. Control of corn rot and wilt of saffron using agriculturally important microorganisms
    17. Seed biopriming: a novel method to control seed borne diseases of crops
    18. Current trends and future prospects of secondary metabolite based products from agriculturally important microorganisms
    19. Management of major diseases of spice crops using encapsulated microbial formulation
    20. Exploring plant Volatile compounds in sustainable crop improvement
    21. Controlling diseases of MAPs using novel PGPR
    22. Trichoderma from gene to field
    23. Polyphenols: How they protect crops against stresses
    24. Regulatory requirements for commercialisation of biocontrol agents

Product details

  • No. of pages: 726
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2020
  • Published: November 13, 2020
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128230947
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128229194

About the Editor

Sudisha Jogaiah

Dr. Sudisha Jogaiah (M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., Post-doc (JSPS, Japan) FNABS) is Assistant Professor and Programme Coordinator at the Laboratory of Plant Healthcare and Diagnostics, PG Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology, Karnatak University, Dharwad, India. The technological quality and expertise of Dr. Jogaiah’s lab is reflected in an extensive track record of publications with over 87 peer-reviewed papers, one national patent and 6 review articles with h-index of 24. He also contributed 18 chapters in various book editions published by Springer, Wiley-Blackwell, and Elsevier. He has expertise in plant defense enzymes and signalling pathways for induction of systemic resistance. He has also edited three books on bioactive molecules involved in plant-microbe interactions and defense. He is the recipient of Fellow of National Academy of Biological Sciences (FNABS) and has received a range of international awards. Dr. Jogaiah has served as editor of Scientific Reports, Plos One, BMC Plant Biology, Frontiers in Plant Science, Annals of Crop Sciences and Agriculture, Journal of Mycology and Plant Pathology, and BioMed Research International.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Laboratory of Plant Healthcare and Diagnostics, PG Department of Studies in Biotechnology and Microbiology, Karnatak University, Pavate Nagar, Dharwad, Karnataka, India

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