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Biological Control of Plant Diseases: An Evolutionary and Eco-Economic Consideration

He, Dun-Chun and He, Meng-Han and Amalin, Divina M. and Liu, Wei and Alvindia, Dionisio G. and Zhan, Jiasui (2021). Biological Control of Plant Diseases: An Evolutionary and Eco-Economic Consideration. Pathogens. 10 , 1311
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Abstract

Biological control is considered as a promising alternative to pesticide and plant resistance to manage plant diseases, but a better understanding of the interaction of its natural and societal functions is necessary for its endorsement. The introduction of biological control agents (BCAs) alters the interaction among plants, pathogens, and environments, leading to biological and physical cascades that influence pathogen fitness, plant health, and ecological function. These interrelationships generate a landscape of tradeoffs among natural and social functions of biological control, and a comprehensive evaluation of its benefits and costs across social and farmer perspectives is required to ensure the sustainable development and deployment of the approach. Consequently, there should be a shift of disease control philosophy from a single concept that only concerns crop productivity to a multifaceted concept concerning crop productivity, ecological function, social acceptability, and economical accessibility. To achieve these goals, attempts should make to develop "green " BCAs used dynamically and synthetically with other disease control approaches in an integrated disease management scheme, and evolutionary biologists should play an increasing role in formulating the strategies. Governments and the public should also play a role in the development and implementation of biological control strategies supporting positive externality.

Authors/Creators:He, Dun-Chun and He, Meng-Han and Amalin, Divina M. and Liu, Wei and Alvindia, Dionisio G. and Zhan, Jiasui
Title:Biological Control of Plant Diseases: An Evolutionary and Eco-Economic Consideration
Series Name/Journal:Pathogens
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:10
Article number:1311
Number of Pages:15
Publisher:MDPI
Language:English
Publication Type:Article Review/Survey
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Agricultural Science
Keywords:pathogen evolution, sustainable plant disease management, ecological resilience, economic benefit, functional tradeoffs, social involvement, microbiome, plant immunity
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-114365
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-114365
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Type of IDID
DOI10.3390/pathogens10101311
Web of Science (WoS)000715997500001
ID Code:26178
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology
(S) > Dept. of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology
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Deposited On:19 Nov 2021 13:10
Metadata Last Modified:19 Nov 2021 13:11

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