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Agro-Economic Risks of Phytophthora and an Effective Biocontrol Approach

Waleed Mohamed Hussain Abdulkhair

National Organization for Drug Control and Research

Dr. Abdulkhair is an expert researcher in microbiology, microbial fermentation biotechnology, biological control, and biotechnology. He has published many research papers in the area of plant pathology and was awarded a patent from the Saudi Patent Office.


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This book aims to elucidate the threats of Phytophthora as one of phytopathogens worldwide, where it causes a great damage to crops and other plants and therefore leads to high economic losses. Moreover, this book includes the recent geographical distribution of Phytophthora worldwide, the most common diseases which have been established, identification of Phytophthora using classical methods as well as molecular determination including that of pathogenic determinants, eco-friendly biocontrol of Phytophthora, complex infection of plants due to Phytophthora-plant pathogen co-infection, and finally, the effect of metals on saprophytic growth of Phytophthora.

This book intends to be a guideline for sustainable agriculture worldwide and a great push in the development of biocontrol approach. The chapters of this book will include the main factors, influence, prevalence and virulence progressing of Phytophthora especially in the cold regions worldwide. Reversible and irreversible mutations and their sites should be elucidated to enable biocontrol without adverse events.

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Date completed: March 8th 2021

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Deadline for full chapters: June 4th 2021

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Review results due: August 23rd 2021

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Expected publication date: October 22nd 2021

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Waleed Mohamed Hussain Abdulkhair

National Organization for Drug Control and Research

Waleed Mohamed Hussain Abdulkhair is an Associate Professor of Microbiology at the National Organization for Drug Control and Research, Egypt. He obtained his B.Sc degree in 2000 and was awarded his M.Sc degree in Microbiology in 2007 and a PhD degree in Microbiology in 2011 from Al-Azhar University, Egypt. He obtained a degree of Associate Professor in 2020. He worked as a lecturer of Microbiology and Botany at Teacher's College, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from 2009 to 2014. His major research interests are medical microbiology, microbial fermentation biotechnology, and biological control. He has attended a lot of specific conferences in those fields and published many scientific papers that support these fields. He has participated as an author in many books and also as an editor in one book published by IntechOpen.

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