Nanotechnology: a new opportunity in plant sciences

Wang, Peng, Lombi, Enzo, Zhao, Fang-Jie and Kopittke, Peter M. (2016) Nanotechnology: a new opportunity in plant sciences. Trends in Plant Science, 21 8: 699-712. doi:10.1016/j.tplants.2016.04.005

Author Wang, Peng
Lombi, Enzo
Zhao, Fang-Jie
Kopittke, Peter M.
Title Nanotechnology: a new opportunity in plant sciences
Journal name Trends in Plant Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1360-1385
Publication date 2016-04-27
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.tplants.2016.04.005
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 21
Issue 8
Start page 699
End page 712
Total pages 14
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The agronomic application of nanotechnology in plants (phytonanotechnology) has the potential to alter conventional plant production systems, allowing for the controlled release of agrochemicals (e.g., fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides) and target-specific delivery of biomolecules (e.g., nucleotides, proteins, and activators). An improved understanding of the interactions between nanoparticles (NPs) and plant responses, including their uptake, localization, and activity, could revolutionize crop production through increased disease resistance, nutrient utilization, and crop yield. Herewith, we review potential applications of phytonanotechnology and the key processes involved in the delivery of NPs to plants. To ensure both the safe use and social acceptance of phytonanotechnology, the adverse effects, including the risks associated with the transfer of NPs through the food chain, are discussed.
Keyword Agriculture nanotechnology
Plant biotechnology
Plant nanotoxicology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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