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Nanomaterials in Plants, Algae, and Microorganisms - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128114872, 9780128116463

Nanomaterials in Plants, Algae, and Microorganisms

1st Edition

Concepts and Controversies: Volume 1

Editors: Durgesh Tripathi Parvaiz Ahmad Shivesh Sharma Devendra Chauhan Nawal Kishore Dubey
Paperback ISBN: 9780128114872
eBook ISBN: 9780128116463
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 18th November 2017
Page Count: 550
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Nanomaterials in Plants, Algae and Microorganisms: Concepts and Controversies: Volume One discusses the vast amount of nanomaterials that have been released into the environment in a relatively short amount of time. There is a need to understand what the implications to the health of our biota and ecosystems are as the earth is increasingly inundated with these materials. Not all of the effects are negative, but their impacts are increasing exponentially due to their size, quantity and other factors.

Key Features

  • Covers the issues of nanoparticles on more simple organisms and their ecosystems
  • Presents issues that are specific to terrestrial ecosystems
  • Contains contributions from global experts who help increase understanding at the physiological, biochemical, molecular, and even genomic and proteomic levels
  • Provides a critical assessment of the progress taking place on this topic and sheds light on future research needs


Researchers, professionals and students involved in Nanotechnology research, Pollution, Environmental Sciences, Plant Ecophysiology, Plant Biochemistry, Plant Molecular Biology, Plant Microbe Interactions or Soil Pollution

Table of Contents

1. Role of Nanoparticles in crop protection
2. Biological synthesis of nanoparticles and their impact on fungus
3. Role of Silver nanoparticles in different plant diseases
4. Role of nanoparticles in agricultural production and crop protection: Status and scope
5. Antifungal impact of nanoparticles against different plant pathogenic fungi
6. Role of metal Nanoparticles in persuading Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi Effects on Plant Growth
7. Biological synthesis of nanoparticles and their Impacts on plants and soil microorganisms
8. Nanoparticles and plants DNA
9. Impact of fluorescence nanoparticles on living organisms: Recent Advances and Future Opportunities
10. Interaction of nanoparticles and abiotic Stress Tolerant Transgenic Plants: responses and future prospects
11. Response of Iron oxide nanoparticles to plants
12. Nanoparticles and oxidative stress in plants
13. Nanoparticles and their impact on morphology of root and shoot of plants
14. TiO2 nanoparticle biosynthesis, accumulation, translocation and its differing impacts on plants
15. Effects of rare earth oxide nanoparticles on plants
16. Relevance of Carbon Nanotubes in agriculture: Solution Threats and opportunity
17. Impact of nanoparticles on antioxidant defense system of Plants
18. Response of Zero-valent ion nanoparticles to plants
19. Interactions of engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) to plants: Phytotoxicity, uptake and accumulation
20. Perception for nano-biotechnology enabled protection and nutrition of plants
21. Recent progress of Nanotoxicology in Plants
22. Effect of nanoparticles on Phytosynthesis of plants: Role and future possibilities
23. Plant-Based Synthesis of Nanoparticles and their impact
24. Applications of Nanoparticles to enhance plant health and agricultural production
25. Carbon nanotubes as plant growth regulators: impacts on growth, reproductive system, and soil microbial community


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About the Editors

Durgesh Tripathi

Dr Tripathi has studied the effect of silica on physiological and biochemical responses such as photosynthesis, biotic and a-biotic stress, nutrient uptake as well as yield and quality of crop plants to stress factors such as metal, and the synchronized detoxification of harmful reactive oxygen species by their antioxidant defense mechanisms. He has also studied the interactions of physical Instruments like LIBS, EPMA and Florescence spectroscopy on stressed and non-stressed plants and get the information. His most recent research is moving towards gene level/protein level regulation of stress relieving mechanisms in organisms with and without the presence of silicon. He is on the editorial board for 6 different journals, and is a reviewer for a number of journals including two Elsevier journals: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry as well as Ecology and Environmental Safety

Affiliations and Expertise

Centre for Medical Diagnostic and Research, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, UP, India

Parvaiz Ahmad

Dr. Parvaiz Ahmad is Senior Assistant Professor in the Department of Botany at Sri Pratap College, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India, and is presently a Visiting Scientist at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He completed his post-graduate degree in Botany in 2000 at Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India. After receiving a Doctorate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, India, he joined the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi, in 2007. His main research area is Stress Physiology and Molecular Biology. He has published more than 50 research papers in peer reviewed journals, and 40 book chapters. He is also an Editor of 17 volumes (one with Studium Press Pvt. India Ltd., New Delhi, India; nine with Springer, New York; three with Elsevier USA; and four with John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.). He is a recipient of the Junior Research Fellowship and Senior Research Fellowship award, granted by CSIR, New Delhi, India. Dr. Ahmad was awarded the Young Scientist Award under the Fast Track scheme in 2007 by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India. Dr. Ahmad is actively engaged in studying the molecular and physio-biochemical responses of different agricultural and horticultural plants under environmental stress.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Botany and Microbiology, Faculty of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Shivesh Sharma

Dr. Shivesh Sharma completed his master’s degree and PhD in the field of microbiology. His research interests include environmental microbiology/biotechnology, plant-microbe interaction, and bio formulations. He has been involved in number of research projects, funded both externally (DBT, UGC, DST, MHRD) and internally in the fields of his research interests. He has more than 110 publications in different research journals and various book chapters to his credit.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, UP, India

Devendra Chauhan

Professor Chauhan has authored 150 scientific publications. His research interest is the role of Si nutrition in the management of abiotic stress in plants. He is also working as an editor and reviewer of several reputed international journals. Devendra Kumar Chauhan is a Professor in the Department of Botany, University of Allahabad. Professor Chauhan has authored 102 scientific publications. His research interest is the role of Si nutrition in management of abiotic stress in plants. Professor Chauhan is also working as editor and reviewer of several reputed international journals. He has edited several books with Elsevier, CRC press, Wiley, etc.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, D. D. Pant Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory, Department of Botany, University of Allahabad, Allahabad, UP, India

Nawal Kishore Dubey

Dr Dubey has won awards for both his teaching and his research, and is currently a fellow of the National Academy of Sciences. His work spans across botany and food microbiology. He has published over 160 papers and has contributed to 7 books, in addition to holding a number of patents.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Botany, Center of Advanced Study in Botany, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

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