Fungicide use is one of the core elements of intensive agriculture because it is necessary to fight pathogens that would otherwise cause large production losses. Oomycete and fungal pathogens are kept under control using several active compounds, some of which are predicted to be banned in the near future owing to serious concerns about their impact on the environment, non-targeted organisms, and human health. To avoid detrimental repercussions for food security, it is essential to develop new biomolecules that control existing and emerging pathogens but are innocuous to human health and the environment. This review presents and discusses the use of novel low-risk biological compounds based on small RNAs and short peptides that are attractive alternatives to current contentious fungicides.

Game-changing alternatives to conventional fungicides: small RNAs and short peptides / Rosa, Stefano; Pesaresi, Paolo; Mizzotti, Chiara; Bulone, Vincent; Mezzetti, Bruno; Baraldi, Elena; Masiero, Simona. - In: TRENDS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY. - ISSN 0167-7799. - 40:3(2022), pp. 320-337. [10.1016/j.tibtech.2021.07.003]

Game-changing alternatives to conventional fungicides: small RNAs and short peptides

Rosa, Stefano
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Pesaresi, Paolo;Mezzetti, Bruno;Baraldi, Elena;Masiero, Simona
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2022-01-01

Abstract

Fungicide use is one of the core elements of intensive agriculture because it is necessary to fight pathogens that would otherwise cause large production losses. Oomycete and fungal pathogens are kept under control using several active compounds, some of which are predicted to be banned in the near future owing to serious concerns about their impact on the environment, non-targeted organisms, and human health. To avoid detrimental repercussions for food security, it is essential to develop new biomolecules that control existing and emerging pathogens but are innocuous to human health and the environment. This review presents and discusses the use of novel low-risk biological compounds based on small RNAs and short peptides that are attractive alternatives to current contentious fungicides.
2022
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