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    Joginder Singh, Ajar Nath Yadav, editors.
    Summary: This book discusses various aspects of bioactive natural products employed in the agrochemical and agriculture sectors. It covers the use of plants, microorganisms, and microbial metabolites as eco-friendly, cost-effective, and sustainable alternatives to chemicals in the field of agriculture. Written by active researchers and academics, the book highlights state-of-art products in the field, as well as the gaps, challenges, and obstacles associated with the use of plants, microbes and their products. Given its scope, it is a valuable resource for the scientific community and professionals in enterprises wanting insights into the latest developments and advances in the context of biological products, including their applications, traditional uses, modern practices, and strategies to harness their full potential.

    Editors and Contributors
    About the Editors
    1: Natural Metabolites: An Eco-friendly Approach to Manage Plant Diseases and for Better Agriculture Farming
    1.1 Introduction
    1.2 Role of Natural Plant Products in Disease Management
    1.2.1 Coumarins
    1.2.2 Tannins or Gallotannin
    1.2.3 Alkaloids
    1.2.4 Terpenoids
    1.3 Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR)
    1.4 Fungi as Biocontrol Agents
    1.5 Role of Mycorrhizae in Disease Management
    1.6 Management of Plant Diseases Caused by Plant Parasitic Nematodes 1.6.1 Paecilomyces lilacinus
    1.6.2 Trichoderma spp.
    1.6.3 Pochonia chlamydosporia
    1.6.4 Mycorrhizal Fungi
    1.6.5 Pasteuria penetrans
    1.6.6 Pseudomonas fluorescens
    1.6.7 Endophytic Bacteria
    1.6.8 Entomopathogenic Nematodes
    1.7 Future Prospects
    1.8 Conclusion
    2: Plant Disease Management by Bioactive Natural Products
    2.1 Introduction
    2.2 Types of Bioactive Natural Products
    2.2.1 Microbial-Derived Natural Products
    2.2.2 Plant-Derived Natural Products
    2.2.3 Algal-Derived Natural Products
    2.2.4 Marine-Derived Natural Products 2.3 Conclusion and Future Prospects
    3: Biological Control Agents: Diversity, Ecological Significances, and Biotechnological Applications
    3.1 Introduction
    3.2 Types of Interactions Contributing to Biological Control
    3.3 Types of Biological Control Agents (BCA)
    3.4 Mechanisms Involved for Biological Control
    3.5 Ecological Significances of Biological Control Agents
    3.6 Recent Advances and Genetic Engineering in the Biological Control Applications
    3.6.1 Genetic Modification for Developing Resistance Against Fungicides 3.6.2 Genetic Modification for Developing Hypovirulence
    3.6.3 Enhancement in Bacteriocins Synthesis
    3.6.4 Enhancement in Siderophore Synthesis
    3.6.5 Enhancement in Antibiotic Synthesis
    3.6.6 Enhancement in Lytic Enzyme Synthesis
    3.6.7 Enhanced Root Colonization Ability
    3.7 Conclusion and Future Prospects
    4: Role of the Potent Microbial Based Bioagents and Their Emerging Strategies for the Ecofriendly Management of Agricultural Phytopathogens
    4.1 Introduction
    4.2 Merits and Demerits of Biological Control Agents (BCA) 4.3 Mechanisms Adopted by Biological Control Agents
    4.3.1 Microbial Antagonisms
    4.3.2 Parasitism
    4.3.3 Competition
    4.3.4 Production of Antimicrobial Compounds Antibiotics Iron-Chelating Siderophores Biocidal Volatiles Lytic Enzymes (Chitinases and Glucanases) Detoxification of Virulence Factors
    4.4 Priming and Induced Systemic Resistance
    4.5 Emerging Biocontrol Strategies
    4.5.1 Usage of Plant Exudates to Attract Beneficial Biocontrol Microbes
    Digital Access Springer 2020