Nanopesticides: From Research and Development to Mechanisms of Action and Sustainable Use in Agriculture

Nanopesticides: From Research and Development to Mechanisms of Action and Sustainable Use in Agriculture

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Overview

This book explores the development of nanopesticides and tests of their biological activity against target organisms. It also covers the effects of nanopesticides in the aquatic and terrestrial environments, along with related subjects including fate, behaviour, mechanisms of action and toxicity. Moreover, the book discusses the potential risks of nanopesticides for non-target organisms, as well as regulatory issues and future perspectives.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783030448752
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 07/07/2020
Edition description: 1st ed. 2020
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Leonardo F. Fraceto holds a PhD in Molecular and Functional Biology from São Paulo State University, where he has developed carrier systems for herbicides and other compounds of interest for pest control in agriculture, resulting in research articles and patents. In addition, he has conducted studies on long-term repellents for controlling arboviruses and pests.


Vera Lúcia de Castro holds a PhD in Experimental Pathology from the University of São Paulo and joined Embrapa to develop ecotoxicology studies in non-target organisms. Her main focus is on the ecotoxicological effects of phoatalytic nanoparticles and hybrid nanomaterials on aquatic organisms, as well as the effects of nanoparticles and nanopesticides.


Renato Grillo is a Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at São Paulo State University. He received his PhD and MS degrees from the University of Campinas and was a post-doc at the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory and Federal University of ABC. He is an expert on environmental nanotechnology, including the development of nanostructured solutions for the controlled release of pesticides, interactions of nanomaterials with natural colloids, exposure and risk assessment.


Daiana Ávila holds a PhD in Toxicological Biochemistry from the Federal University of Santa Maria and completed her postdoc at Vanderbilt University. Currently an Associate Professor at the Federal University of Pampa, her research focuses on nanotoxicology using Caenorhabditis elegans as an alternative animal model. She received the “For Woman in Science- ĹOreal/UNESCO/ABC” Award in 2015.


Halley Caixeta Oliveira holds a PhD in Molecular and Functional Biology from the State University of Campinas and completed his postdoc in Plant Physiology at the same institution. He is currently an Associate Professor at the State University of Londrina. An expert on plant biochemistry and physiology, his research focuses on how plants respond to abiotic stresses and how we can improve plant performance in a scenario of climate change by exploring the application of nanotechnology in agriculture and the plant sciences.


Renata de Lima holds an MSc in Genetics and Evolution from the Federal University of São Carlos and a PhD in Medical Sciences from the State University of Campinas. She was the coordinator of the Biotechnology and the Engineering of Biotechnology and Bioprocess undergraduate courses at the University of Sorocaba. Her current research areas are ecotoxicology, toxicity of nanomaterials, environmental mutagenesis, agrochemicals and biocides.


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - State of the art of the development of nanopesticides and their potential benefits.- Chapter 2 - Understanding the interaction of nanopesticides with plants.- Chapter 3 - Study of the interaction of nanopesticides with soil microbiota.- Chapter 4 - Methods for understanding the interaction of nanopesticides with soil and water.- Chapter 5 - State of the art in ecotoxicological assays to study the effects of nanopesticides against non-target organisms.- Chapter 6 - Nanoherbicides.- Chapter 7 - Nanoinsecticides.- Chapter 8 - Nanofungicides.- Chapter 9 - Alternative models for initial screening of nanopesticides safety.- Chapter 10 - Methods for the evaluation toxicological effects of nanopesticides in humans.- Chapter 11 - Use of DNA/RNA and nanotechnology aiming pest control.- Chapter 12 - Regulatory issues regarding Nanopesticides Chapter 13 - Nanopesticides: from the bench to the market.- Chapter 14 - Nanopesticides: risk analysis.

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