Role of Chitosan and Chitosan-Based Nanomaterials in Plant Sciences

Role of Chitosan and Chitosan-Based Nanomaterials in Plant Sciences

1st Edition - August 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Santosh Kumar, Sundararajan Madihally
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323853910

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Role of Chitosan and Chitosan-Based Nanomaterials in Plant Sciences explores the physiological, morphological, biochemical and molecular regulation of chitosan and chitosan-based nanoparticles in plants in normal conditions, as well as during different stresses, and their probable mechanism of operation in the tolerance mechanism. The book stimulates further research in the field of chitosan and will foster further interests for researchers, academicians and scientists worldwide. Nanotechnology is being used widely in all disciplines of science and technology, including plant sciences. Chitosan has widely been reported as a beneficial organic compound for the growth and developments of plants and it plays a protective role for the plants against abiotic and biotic stresses. Yet there are very few books available that deal exclusively with Chitosan and Chitosan based nanoparticles impacts on plants respectively.

Key Features

  • Analyzes the research on chitosan and chitosan-based nanomaterials in plant sciences
  • Includes the latest information on toxicity and human exposure
  • Reviews modifications and alterations in plant expressions and biochemical pathways


Researchers and scientists interested in plant physiology and chemistry, agronomy, nanotechnology and environmental science

Table of Contents

  • 1. Chitosan: An introductory overview
    2. Chitosan in agriculture: New challenges and prospects
    3. Synthesis of chitosan-based nanomaterials
    4. Synthesis, characterization, and application of chitosan nanomaterials loaded with other metals/elements on plant
    5. Properties and types of chitosan-based nanomaterials
    6. Biological activities of chitosan-based nanomaterials
    7. Current and future prospects of chitosan-based nanomaterials in plant protection and growth
    8. Impact of nano chitosan-NPK fertilizer on field crops
    9. Effect of chitosan nanoparticles on immune responses in plants
    10. Role of chitosan nanoparticles as carrier systems for the plant growth hormones
    11. Chitosan nanoparticle-based delivery systems for sustainable agriculture
    12. Impact of chitosan and its NPs on seed germination: Probabilities and prospects
    13. Impact of Chitosan and chitosan based nanoparticles on plants growth and development
    14. Chitosan and chitosan-based nanoparticles on plant defensive genes: A systematic overview
    15. Role of Chitosan and chitosan-based nanoparticles against heavy metal stress in plants
    16. Influence of Chitosan and chitosan-based nanoparticles against salinity stress in plants
    17. Role of Chitosan and chitosan-based nanoparticles in antioxidant regulation of plants
    18. Impact of Chitosan and chitosan-based nanoparticles on photosynthesis of plants: An introductory overview
    19. Chitosan and chitosan-based nanoparticles induced modulations of physico–chemical properties defense responses and resistance in plants
    20. Impact of Chitosan and chitosan-based nanoparticles on regulation of plants hormones: Avenues and Applications
    21. Chitosan and chitosan-based nanoparticles impacts on genetic transformation: An-overview
    22. Role of Chitosan and chitosan-based nanoparticles in pesticide delivery: Avenues and applications
    23. Chitosan  and chitosan-based nanoparticles for eco-friendly control of plant disease: A concentric Overview
    24. Chitosan and chitosan-based nanoparticles in horticulture: Past, present and future prospects
    25. Role of chitosan and chitosan based nanoparticles on drought tolerance in plants: Probabilities and Prospects 

Product details

  • No. of pages: 500
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: August 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323853910

About the Editors

Santosh Kumar

Dr. Santosh Kumar is currently working as an Assistant Professor in Department of Organic and Nano System Engineering, Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea. Dr. Kumar received his B.Sc, M.Sc. in Chemistry and D. Phil. in Organic Chemistry from University of Allahabad, India. During his career, Dr. Kumar has published a more than 70 research papers and book chapters. He also served as a member of different organizing committees and an editorial board member and reviewer at a number of scientific journals. Current research interest involves source apportionment of chemical modification, optical and biological properties of chitosan biopolymer for biomedical applications, hydrogel, aerogel, nanocomposite materials, drug & gene delivery and environmental chemistry.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Organic and Nano System Engineering, Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea

Sundararajan Madihally

Sundararajan V. Madihally is a Professor at the School of Chemical Engineering, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, USA. His scientific interests are in the following areas: Molecular Bioengineering, Characterization of chitosan-based scaffolds for tissue engineering, tissue regeneration using stem cells, exploring novel approaches for delivering therapeutic agents, and developing devices for biomedical applications. He was the Guest Editor for Cell Adhesion and Migration, and served on the international editorial board of Biomaterials journal. He reviews manuscripts for more than 100 journals, and serves on review panels for various organizations.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor –BP Faculty Fellow, School of Chemical Engineering, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA

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