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Agricultural Nanobiotechnology

Modern Agriculture for a Sustainable Future

Editors: López-Valdez, Fernando, Fernández-Luqueño, Fabián (Eds.)

  • Nanobiotechnology in agriculture is a new knowledge area that will improve the agriculture throughout the world in the coming years
  • There is a gap in the literature covering the agricultural improvements obtained from nanobiotechnology
  • This book offers a guideline of cutting-edge knowledge for agriculture, nanotechology and biotechnology in order to increase agricultural productivity and to shape a sustainable future
  • Each chapter is written by outstanding specialists in all areas related to the book topic
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About this book

Nanobiotechnology in agriculture is a new knowledge area that offers novel possibilities to achieve high productivity levels at manageable costs during the production and merchandising of crops. This book shows us how we can use the cutting-edge knowledge about agriculture, nanotechnology, and biotechnology to increase the agricultural productivity and shape a sustainable future in order to increase the social welfare in rural areas and preserve the environmental health. Specialists from several countries will provide their feedback on a range of relevant topics such as environment-friendly use of nanofertilisers, nanodevices, nano-food packaging, nanocoating and nanocarriers and their relationship with the modern agriculture.

About the authors

Dr. Fernando López-Valdez is currently a Full Professor at the Research Centre for Applied Biotechnology at the Instituto Politécnico Nacional, in Mexico. He has a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering from the Universidad Veracruzana, M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Biotechnology from the CINVESTAV, México. For about 18 years he has been acting as postgraduate professor, teaching Physical-Chemistry, Chemistry, Agricultural Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology classes, among others. He has been published about 20 articles with high impact peer-reviewed journals, he also published five book chapters and one book as editor. He has acted as reviewer and editor for over 17 Journals, and co-Editor for an International Symposium (Biotechnology Summit 2012, 2014 & 2016). Currently, he conducts research in the areas of Environmental & Agricultural Biotechnology on topics as wastewater sludge as organic fertilizer, their ashes (as mineral fertilizers) and nanoparticles, as well their effects on the soil properties and growth plants, under laboratory or greenhouse conditions.

Dr. Fabián Fernández-Luqueño is a Full Professor at Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico. He received his Bachelor degree in Engineering in Soil Science from Universidad Autónoma Chapingo, Mexico, a M.Sc. in Edaphology from Colegio de Postgraduados, Mexico and a Ph.D. in Biotechnology from Cinvestav, Mexico. His professional expertise has been in the academic sector as a Full Professor and Scientific Coordinator at Universidad Tecnológica de Tulancingo and recently as a Full Professor and Academic Coordinator at Cinvestav Saltillo. His research area is the plant-environment interactions, but he is also interested in the effect of nanoparticles on crops, soils, and microorganisms. Dr. Fernández-Luqueño has authored and co-authored more than 35 scientific papers in international journals, eleven books, and twelve book chapters. Besides, he has acted as a reviewer for high impact peer-reviewed journals.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Use of Agronanobiotechnology in the Agro-Food Industry to Preserve Environmental Health and Improve the Welfare of Farmers

    Fernández-Luqueño, Fabián (et al.)

    Pages 3-16

  • Design and Production of Nanofertilizers

    León-Silva, Sein (et al.)

    Pages 17-31

  • Nanofertilizers and Their Controlled Delivery of Nutrients

    López-Valdez, Fernando (et al.)

    Pages 35-48

  • Incorporation of Nanoparticles into Plant Nutrients: The Real Benefits

    Vázquez-Núñez, Edgar (et al.)

    Pages 49-76

  • Effects of Nanoparticles on Germination, Growth, and Plant Crop Development

    Vera-Reyes, I. (et al.)

    Pages 77-110

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for Mexico (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-96719-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-3-319-96718-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Agricultural Nanobiotechnology
Book Subtitle
Modern Agriculture for a Sustainable Future
Editors
  • Fernando López-Valdez
  • Fabián Fernández-Luqueño
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-96719-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-96719-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-96718-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 218
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
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