Bacteria-Premised Nanobiopesticides for the Management of Phytopathogens and Pests

Padmakumar, A and Pavani, C and Eswar, K and Kong, L and Yang, W and Gopalakrishnan, S and Cahill, D M and Rengan, A K (2023) Bacteria-Premised Nanobiopesticides for the Management of Phytopathogens and Pests. ACS Agricultural Science & Technology, 3. pp. 370-388. ISSN 2692-1952

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Rising awareness of the risks regarding chemical formulations and the surging need for eco-friendly inputs in sustainable agriculture have driven the use of bacterial biocontrol agents to the frontline of plant protection. Bacterial biocontrol agents (BBCAs) have been preferred as feasible alternatives to synthetic formulations due to their increased specificity and safety. Nanotechnology has facilitated the better addressing of product development and performance concerns related to BBCAs. Leveraging nanotechnology in the synthesis of novel nanomaterials with amended properties at the nanoscale has offered efficient and ecologically sound nanoformulations such as nanobiopesticides. The nanobiopesticides of bacterial origin, known as bacteria premised nanobiopesticides (B-NBPs), are efficient alternatives to agrochemicals. The B-NBPs include living or nonliving bacterial nanoformulations or nanoparticles synthesized using bacteria (BNPs) as the nanofactories. The B-NBPs were synthesized using high-pressure homogenization (HPH), jet milling, and hammer milling, giving rise to competent bacterial nanoformulations of size ranging from 250 to 500 nm. Following an overview of bacteria-based nanobiopesticides (B-NBPs) employed to prevent/treat plant diseases, the article highlights the role of BBCA’s role in plant protection as well as its antagonistic mechanisms. Further, the concept of B-NBPs, concentrating on Bacillus thuringensis-driven forms, is reviewed. The review then briefly explains the significance of BNPs in plant infection management. Finally, the concerns related to the efficacy of B-NBPs along with the prospects are also described.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Research Program : Asia
Uncontrolled Keywords: biocontrol, nanobioformulations, plant protection, bacillus thuringensis, pests, phytopathogens
Subjects: Others > Plant Protection
Others > Pest Management
Depositing User: Mr Nagaraju T
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2023 04:14
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2023 04:14
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Acknowledgement: The authors gratefully acknowledge funding from the Dept. of Science & Technology (DST), Dept. of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Education (MoE), Govt. of India for the following projects: SERB-CRG (CRG/2020/005069), DBT NNT (BT/ NNT/28/1386/2017), DST/TDT/SHRI-34/2021. The authors also thank Vasudha Foundations, Hyderabad, and IITH/ BME/SOCH3. A.P. appreciates and thanks IITH and Deakin Universities for their financial support of her fellowship. C.P. wishes to extend her gratitude to B V Raju Institute of Technology Narsapur, Telangana for supplementary support. K.E. thanks MoE for the financial support of her fellowship. The authors acknowledge colleagues Sri Amruthaa Sankaranarayanan and Rupali Srivastava for their support. All the graphical illustrations were prepared using BioRender (2021).
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