Treating Mycotoxins in the Nano Way

1st Edition - August 24, 2019

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  • Editors: Mahendra Rai, Kamel Abd-Elsalam
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128179987
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128179994

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Nanomycotoxicology: Treating Mycotoxins in Nanoway discusses the role of nanotechnology in the detection, toxicity and management of different types of mycotoxins. Sections cover the topic of nanomycotoxicology, the application of nanotechnology for quicker, more cost-effective and precise diagnostic procedures of mycotoxins and toxicogenic fungi, and the application of nanotechnology for the management of mycotoxigenic fungi. New topics, such as the application of nanotechnology in disease management, disease forecasting, and disease resistance, mycotoxin detection, and nanodiagnostic and molecular techniques are also presented. With chapter contributions from an international group of experts, this book presents an interdisciplinary reference for scientists and researchers working in mycotoxicology, nanotechnology, mycology, plant science, and food safety. In addition, it will be a useful tool for industrial scientists investigating technologies to update their nanotoxicology and nanosafety knowledge.

Key Features

  • Discusses the role of nanotechnology in mycotoxicology
  • Explores the application of nanomaterials for detection of mycotoxins
  • Covers the role of nanotechnology in the management of mycotoxins and mycotoxigenic fungi


Scientists and researchers working in toxicology, mycotoxicology, nanotechnology, mycology, plant science, and food safety

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to Nanomycotoxiology
    2. Green Nanotechnology: Nanoformulations against toxigenic fungi to limit mycotoxin production
    3. Role of Nanotechnology in Mycotoxin detection
    4. Aptamer-based biosensors for mycotoxin detection
    5. Detection of mycotoxins through nanobiosensors based on nanostructured materials
    6. Magnetic nanomaterials for purification, detection, and controlling mycotoxins
    7. Nanotechnology for Food Storage Protection from Mycotoxins
    8. Mycotoxins: Biosynthesis, Toxicity and Nano-Control Methods
    9. Application of Nanoparticles in inhibition of Mycotoxin-producing fungi
    10. Metal nanoparticles for controlling toxicogenic fungi and mycotoxicosis diseases of animals
    11. Detoxification role of microelements and superoxide radicals against mycotoxins contaminates
    12. Impact of nanoparticles on toxigenic fungi
    13. Nanotechnological methods for Aflatoxins control
    14. Micro and Nano-chitosan for controlling toxigenic fungi and mycotoxin
    15. RNA interference: A novel method for mycotoxin control

Product details

  • No. of pages: 378
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: August 24, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128179987
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128179994

About the Editors

Mahendra Rai

Mahendra Rai
Professor Mahendra Rai UGC-BSR Fellow is presently Visiting Professor in Department of Microbiology, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland. Formerly he was Headead at the Department of Biotechnology, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University at Amravati, Maharashtra, India. He was Visiting Scientist at different Universities like University of Geneva, Switzerland, Debrecen University, University of Campinas, Brazil, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland. His area of expertise includes microbial biotechnology and nanobiotechnology. His present research interests are application of nanobiotechnology in medicine and agriculture, in particular, the use of metallic nanoparticles as a new generation of antimicrobials. He has published more than 450 research papers in India and abroad. In addition, he has edited/authored more than 65 books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Head, Department of Biotechnology, Amravati University, Amravati, Maharashtra, India

Kamel Abd-Elsalam

Dr. Kamel A. Abd-Elsalam is currently the head researcher at Plant Pathology Research Institute, Agricultural Research Center, Giza, Egypt. Dr. Kamel’s research interests include developing, improving and deploying plant biosecurity diagnostic tools, understanding and exploiting fungal pathogen genomes and developing eco-friendly hybrid nanomaterials for controlling toxicogenic fungi and plant diseases. He has published 8 book chapters, 6 review articles, 1 translated book, and more than 120 research articles in international peer reviewed journals including Fungal Diversity, Fungal Biology, FEMS Review Microbiology, PLOS One and PLOS Genetics. He is associate editor for Mycosphere, and review editor for Frontiers in Genomic Assay Technology and served as a reviewer for a number of journals, including IET Nanotechnology, Fungal Diversity, BMC Genomics, Foodborne Pathogens and Diseases. Dr. Kamel has also served as molecular mycologist for 5 years in the Department Botany and Microbiology Department, College of Science, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia. He received the Federation of Arab Scientific Research Councils Prize for distinguished scientific research in biotechnology (fungal genomics) during 2014 (first ranking). Dr. Kamel has pursued his Ph.D. in Molecular Plant Pathology from Christian Alberchts University of Kiel (Germany) and Suez Canal University (Egypt) and then been awarded postdoctoral fellowship from Christian Alberchts University of Kiel in 2008. Dr. Kamel served as visiting associate professor in Institute of Excellence in Fungal Research, Mae Fah Luang University, Thailand, Institute of Microbiology, TUM, Germany, Laboratory of Phytopathology, Wageningen University, The Netherlands and Plant Protection Department, Sassari University, Italy. Kamel Abd-Elsalem is a Research Professor at the Agricultural Research Center, Plant Pathology Research Institute, Egypt. His research focuses in the areas of nanomaterials for plant sciences, environmental sciences and agriculture.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Professor, Agricultural Research Center, Plant Pathology Research Institute, Giza, Egypt

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