Special Issue "Natural Products as Nematicidal Agents"

A special issue of Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817). This special issue belongs to the section "Parasitic Pathogens".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2023) | Viewed by 235

Special Issue Editor

Department of Chemistry, Universidade Federal de Lavras, Minas Gerais CEP 37200-900, Brazil
Interests: biological control; enzymes; latex; fungi

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nematodes are a diverse phylum within the animal kingdom. They are characterized by their elongated, cylindrical bodies that are tapered at both ends. These organisms are found in virtually every environment on Earth, including soil, water, and animal and plant tissues.

Nematodes are important in both animal and agricultural contexts, as they can act as plant parasites; they can also have a significant impact on human and animal health. Consequently, they play a significant role in the global economy.

The indiscriminate use of nematicides has led to resistance and contamination problems; the environmental aspect is urgent and new control alternatives are needed. Therefore, research into new natural products is an approach that can generate excellent nematicidal alternatives.

This Special Issue focuses on natural products as nematicidal agents. This edition will include interdisciplinary strategies involving chemistry, biology, engineering, and biochemistry.

We look forward to your contributions.

Dr. Filippe Elias De Freitas Soares
Guest Editor

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  • biocontrol
  • secondary metabolites
  • plant-parasitic nematodes
  • natural products
  • enzymes

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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