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Advances in Phytonanotechnology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128153222, 9780128153239

Advances in Phytonanotechnology

1st Edition

From Synthesis to Application

Editors: Mansour Ghorbanpour Shabir Wani
Paperback ISBN: 9780128153222
eBook ISBN: 9780128153239
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 22nd May 2019
Page Count: 471
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Advances in Phytonanotechnology: From Synthesis to Application guides readers through various applications of nanomaterials on plants by presenting the latest research related to nanotechnology and nanomaterials on plant systems. The book focuses on the effects of these applications on plant morphology, physiology, biochemistry, ecology and genetics. Sections cover the impact on plant yield, techniques, a review of positive and negative impacts, and an overview of current policies regarding the use of nanotechnology on plants. Additionally, the book offers insights into the appropriate application of nanoscience to plants and crops for improved outcome and an exploration of their bioavailability and toxicity in the environment.

Key Features

  • Discusses the morphological, physiological and biochemical responses of plants to nanomaterials and the ability of the nanomaterials in modifying the genetic constitution of plants
  • Emphasizes new applications of nanomaterials, including nanosensors technology and nanomaterials as nanocarriers based antimicrobial phytochemicals
  • Presents the role of nanotechnology as a novel technique for the remediation of heavy metals by plants


Students, academics, and researchers in Plant Science and Agriculture interested application of nanotechnology in plants

Table of Contents

  1. Recent developments of nanoscience and nanotechnology
    2. Engineered nanomaterials: classification and strategies for physico-chemical characterization
    3. Phytosynthesis of nano-scale materials
    4. Nanomaterials delivery to plants (mode of entry, uptake, translocation, accumulation, biotransformation and barriers)
    5. Advanced analytical techniques for the measurement of nanomaterials in plant samples
    6. Germination and early growth responses of higher vascular plants to different types of nanomaterials
    7. Nanotoxicity based studies (phytotoxicity, cytotoxicity, genotoxicity and ecotoxicity) in plant sciences
    8. Nanotechnology for phytoremediation of heavy metals (mechanisms of nanomaterial-mediated alleviation of toxic metals)
    9. Plant nanobionics, and role of nanomaterials on elicitation of plant primary and secondary metabolites
    10. Morphological, physiological and biochemical responses of plants to nanoprticulates exposure under different environmental perturbations
    11. Plant DNA extraction and purification using nanocomposites
    12. Induction of plant defense machinery against nanomaterials
    13.Application of nanoagrochemicals in plant production sector
    14. Nanocarrier based antimicrobial phytochemicals
    15. Development and commercialization of sensor nanotechnologies in plant science
    16. Effect of nanoparticles on phytopathogens.
    17. Biotechnology and nanotechnology: Natural allies for brave new horizons


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About the Editors

Mansour Ghorbanpour

Mansour Ghorbanpour is a faculty member at the Department of Medicinal Plants, and the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at Arak University (Arak, Iran). Dr. Ghorbanpour has also been a visiting scholar in the Nutrient Uptake and Toxicity Stress (NUTS) group at the University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia. The research interests of Dr. Ghorbanpour include Phytonanotechnology, Nanotoxicology, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Bioavailability of Emerging Contaminants, Environmental Stresses and Metabolism of Plants, Natural Products and Bioactive Compounds. Up to now, Dr. Ghorbanpour has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and 7 books. He maintains a worldwide network and is an editor for several international journals. Dr. Ghorbanpour has also served as a reviewer for many scientific journals such as Carbon, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Natural Product Research, Industrial Crops and Products, Journal of Medicinal Plants, Journal of Essential Oil Bearing Plants, Canadian Journal of Microbiology, Science of the Total Environment, Journal of Medicinal Plants and By-Products, Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Journal of Applied Research on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Phytotherapy Research, Bioresource Technology Reports, Nanomedicine, Chemosphere, Brazilian Journal of Botany, Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine, BMC Biotechnology, Environmental Science & Technology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Medicinal Plants, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Arak University, Arak, Iran

Shabir Wani

Shabir Hussain Wani is an Assistant Professor (Senior Scale) at the Mountain Research Center for Field Crops, Khudwani, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, India. He has published more than 100 papers/chapters in journals and books of international and national repute. He has been Reviews Editor for Frontiers in Plant Sciences, Switzerland during (2015-2018). He is also the editor of Life Sciences (LS): An International journal of Life Sciences and SKUAST Journal of Research. He was awarded the Young Scientist Award (Agriculture) 2015 from the Society for Plant Research at national Conference on Plant Science research at University of Delhi, India. He has also worked as visiting Scientist in department of Plant Soil and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University, USA, for the year 2016-17 under the UGC Raman Post Doc Fellowship Programme. Currently, he is in-charge of wheat improvement programme of SKUAST-Kashmir under the All India Coordinated Wheat and Barley Improvement Project.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor (Senior Scale), Mountain Research Center for Field Crops, Khudwani, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, India

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