Industrial Applications of Soil Microbes

Volume: 2

Applications of Microbial Biopesticides

Author(s): Poonam Meena, Neelam Poonar, Sampat Nehra* and P.C. Trivedi

Pp: 85-101 (17)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815050264123020008

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Microbial biopesticides involve various microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, nematode-associated bacteria, protozoans, and endophytes working against invertebrate pathogens in agro-ecosystems. Such novel biopesticidal products, after extensive research work, have been explored in the global market to combat synthetic pesticide application adverse problems. Recent academic and industrial efforts are involved in the discovery of toxins and virulence factors from microbial species for the synthesis of commercial formulations. The current review is the expansion of the application of various bacteria, fungi, viruses, nematodes, protozoans, and endophytes for biopesticide formulations and their role in pest management.

Keywords: Entomopathogenic bacteria, Entomopathogenic nematodes, Endophytes, Fungi, Integrated pest management (IPM), Virus.

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