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Applications of Biosurfactant in Agriculture

  • Book

  • 524 Pages
  • July 2022
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 5275286

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 biosurfactants 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.

This book 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 of mycotoxins and microorganisms when evaluated in the field and in greenhouses. 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.

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Table of Contents

1. Post-harvest management of fruits and vegetables
2. Biological control activity of biosurfactant against Plant Pathogen
3. Application of biosurfactant as a replacement to synthetic surfactant used in pesticide industries
4. Biosurfactant as Biostimulant: Factors Responsible for Plant Growth Promotions
5. Production and Commercialization of biosurfactant for Plant Disease Management
6. Significant of advanced methodologies for effective production of biosurfactant from diverse microbial population most especially from uncultivated agricultural soil
7. Cultivation of biosurfactant on Cheap Energy Sources most especially on agricultural wastes
8. Application of biosurfactant as antibiotics for the management of diseases affecting livestock
9. Application of biosurfactants for the management of mycotoxins
10. Screening of efficient strains of agrobiotechnological significant that could produce a high yield of biosurfactant
11. The potential of biosurfactant for improving the bioavailability of nutrient for beneficial plant-associated microbes
12. Synergetic effect of biosurfactant with bioherbicides and their effectiveness in the management of weeds
13. Understanding Mechanisms Underlying genes regulating the production of biosurfactant
14. Molecular and cultural techniques for the characterization of biosurfactant producing strains
15. Microbial biostimulants in protecting against nematodes
16. Microbial biostimulants for the management of insect pests and diseases
17. Biosurfactant for soil bioremediation


Inamuddin Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry, Zakir Husain College of Engineering and Technology, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. Inamuddin is an assistant professor at the Department of Applied Chemistry, Zakir Husain College of Engineering and Technology, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. He has extensive research experience in multidisciplinary fields of analytical chemistry, materials chemistry, electrochemistry, renewable energy, and environmental science. He has worked on different research projects funded by various government agencies and universities and is the recipient of awards, including the Fast-Track Young Scientist Award and the Young Researcher of the Year Award 2020 of the university. He has published about 189 research articles in various international scientific journals, 18 book chapters, and 144 edited books with multiple well-known publishers. His current research interests include ion exchange materials, a sensor for heavy metal ions, biofuel cells, supercapacitors, and bending actuators. Charles Oluwaseun Adetunji Applied Microbiology, Biotechnology and Nanotechnology
Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, Edo State University
Uzairue, Iyamho, Edo State, Nigeria. Dr Charles Oluwaseun Adetunji is presently a faculty member and lecturer at the Microbiology Department, Faculty of Sciences, Edo State University Uzairue (EDSU), Edo State, Nigeria. He was formally the Acting Director of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer, the Head of department of Microbiology, Sub Dean for Faculty of Science and currently the Chairman Grant Committee and the Ag Dean for Faculty of Science, at EDSU. He is a Visiting Professor and the Executive Director for the Center of Biotechnology, Precious Cornerstone University, Ibadan, University. He has won several scientific awards and grants from renowned academic bodies like Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) India, Department of Biotechnology (DBT) India, The World Academy of Science (TWAS) Italy, Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NPF) Netherlands, The Agency for International Development Cooperation; Israel, Royal Academy of Engineering, UK among many others. Dr Adetunji was ranked among the top 20th position among 500 prolific authors in Nigeria between 2019 till date by SciVal/SCOPUS. He was recently appointed as the President and Chairman Governing Council of the Nigerian Bioinformatics and Genomics Network Society. He was recently appointed as the Director for International Affiliation and Training Centre for Environmental and Public Health, Research and Development, Zaria. He is an editorial board member of many international journals and serves as a reviewer to many double-blind peer review journals like Elsevier etc. Dr Adetunji is a member of the American Society for Microbiology, Biotechnology Society of Nigeria, and Nigerian Society for Microbiology, and he is presently the General/Executive Secretary of Nigerian Young Academy. He is the president and founder of the Nigerian Post-Harvest and Food Biotechnology Society.