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Silver Nanomaterials for Agri-Food Applications. Nanobiotechnology for Plant Protection

  • Book

  • August 2021
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 5275308

Silver Nanomaterials for Agri-Food Applications explores how silver-based nanomaterials are being used to create more efficient systems and products across the agri-food sector. In particular, the book covers silver nanomaterials as antimicrobial agents, in food science, for plant protection, and for water purification. Sections highlight the effect of silver nanoantimicrobials and drug synergism on drug-resistant pathogens, offer an overview of silver nanomaterials-based nanosensors in agri-food applications, explore the use of silver nanostructures in plant science applications, cover plant protection applications, describe silver nanomaterial applications in the removal of dyes and pesticides from wastewater, and more.

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Table of Contents

1 Silver-based nanomaterials for sustainable applications in agroecology: A note from the editor

SECTION I Antimicrobials 2 Silver-based nanostructures as antifungal agents: Mechanisms and applications 3 Antimicrobial properties of surface-functionalized silver nanoparticles 4 Silver-based nanoantimicrobials: Mechanisms, ecosafety, and future perspectives

SECTION II Food applications 5 Silver nanoparticles as nanomaterial-based nanosensors in agri-food sector 6 Silver-based nanomaterials for food packaging applications 7 Emerging silver nanomaterials for smart food packaging in combating food-borne pathogens 8 Novel silver-based nanomaterials for control of mycobiota and biocide analytical regulations in agri-food sector

SECTION III Plant science 9 Silver nanoparticle applications in wood, wood-based panels, and textiles 10 Immobilization efficiency and modulating abilities of silver nanoparticles on biochemical and nutritional parameters in plants: Possible mechanisms 11 Controlled-release and positive effects of silver nanoparticles: An overview 12 Comparison of the effect of silver nanoparticles and other nanoparticle types on the process of barley malting 13 Adverse effects of silver nanoparticles on crop plants and beneficial microbes 14 Silver nanoparticles phytotoxicity mechanisms 15 Complex physicochemical transformations of silver nanoparticles and their effects on agroecosystems

SECTION IV Plant protection applications 16 Detection and mineralization of pesticides using silver nanoparticles 17 Pesticide degradation by silver-based nanomaterials 18 Application of silver nanoparticles as a chemical sensor for detection of pesticides and metal ions in environmental samples 19 Applications of silver nanomaterial in agricultural pest control 20 Silver nanoparticles for insect control: Bioassays and mechanisms 21 Silver-based nanomaterials for plant diseases management: Today and future perspectives 22 Nematicidal activity of silver nanomaterials against plant-parasitic nematodes 23 Silver nanoparticles applications and ecotoxicology for controlling mycotoxins

SECTION V Water treatment and purification 24 Comparing the biosorption of ZnO and Ag nanomaterials by consortia of protozoan and bacterial species 25 Silver-doped metal ferrites for wastewater treatment 26 Silver-doped ternary compounds for wastewater remediation

SECTION VI Silver Nanoparticles in Veterinary Science 27 Potential of silver nanoparticles for veterinary applications in livestock performance and health 28 Silver nanoparticles in poultry health: Applications and toxicokinetic effects 29 Nanosilver-based strategy to control zoonotic viral pathogens


Kamel A. Abd-Elsalam Molecular Plant Pathologist, Agricultural Research Center, Plant Pathology Research Institute, Giza, Egypt. Kamel Ahmed Abd-Elsalam is a molecular plant pathologist in the Agricultural Research Center at the Plant Pathology Research Institute, Egypt. His areas of research are plant pathogenic fungi, using a polyphasic approach based on multilocus phylogeny (gene-barcoding) and its correlation with polyphasic characters. His current research interests include developing, improving and deploying plant biosecurity diagnostic platforms and response tools, understanding and exploiting pathogen genomes and developing new nanotechnology-based platforms and materials.