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Plant Nanotechnology

Principles and Practices

  • Chittaranjan Kole
  • D. Sakthi Kumar
  • Mariya V. Khodakovskaya
  • Offers a valuable source of information for students, teachers and researchers in agriculture, plant science, environmental science, biotechnology, biophysics, biochemistry and other related disciplines

  • Enriches readers’ understanding of the potential of nanotechnology in plant and crop sciences

  • All chapters were written by leading scientists


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Joydeep Banerjee, Chittaranjan Kole
    Pages 1-14
  3. Sanmathi Chavalmane Subbenaik
    Pages 15-27
  4. Illya A. Medina-Velo, Nubia Zuverza-Mena, Wenjuan Tan, Jose A. Hernandez-Viezcas, Jose R. Peralta-Videa, Jorge L. Gardea-Torresdey
    Pages 29-63
  5. M. Sheikh Mohamed, D. Sakthi Kumar
    Pages 65-93
  6. M. Sheikh Mohamed, D. Sakthi Kumar
    Pages 119-153
  7. Shweta Jha, Ramesh Namdeo Pudake
    Pages 155-181
  8. Pragati Misra, Pradeep Kumar Shukla, Krishnendu Pramanik, Sanghdeep Gautam, Chittaranjan Kole
    Pages 219-256
  9. Mariya V. Khodakovskaya, Mohamed H. Lahiani
    Pages 257-261
  10. Pabitra Kumar Mani, Sudeshna Mondal
    Pages 263-303
  11. Rishu Sharma, Sujaya Dewanjee, C. Kole
    Pages 305-327
  12. Siddhartha Sankar Mukhopadhyay, Nirmaljit Kaur
    Pages 329-348
  13. Mohamed H. Lahiani, Mariya V. Khodakovskaya
    Pages 349-365
  14. Mariya V. Khodakovskaya
    Pages 367-371
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 373-383

About this book


This book highlights the implications of nanotechnology in plant sciences, particularly its potential to improve food and agricultural systems, through innovative, eco-friendly approaches, and as a result to increase plant productivity. Topics include various aspects of nanomaterials: biophysical and biochemical properties; methods of treatment, detection and quantification; methods of quantifying the uptake of nanomaterials and their translocation and accumulation in plants. In addition, the effects on plant growth and development, the role of nanoparticles in changes in gene and protein expression, and delivery of genetic materials for genetic improvement are discussed. It also explores how nanotechnology can improve plant protection and plant nutrition, and addresses concerns about using nanoparticles and their compliances.

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the application potential of nanoparticles in plant science and serves as a valuable resource for students, teachers, researchers and professionals working on nanotechnology.


Plant protection Plant breeding Crop improvement Nanoparticles Nanotoxicity Nanobiotechnology Plant growth Plant nutrition Pesticides

Editors and affiliations

  • Chittaranjan Kole
    • 1
  • D. Sakthi Kumar
    • 2
  • Mariya V. Khodakovskaya
    • 3
  1. 1.(ICRCGC)Int. Climate Resilient Crop Genom. Cons. (ICRCGC)Kalyani, Dist. NadiaIndia
  2. 2.Grad. School of Interdisc. New Science Bio Nano Electronics Research CenterToyo UniversityKawagoeJapan
  3. 3.Dep of Applied ScienceUniv of Arkansas - Little Rock Dep of Applied ScienceLittle RockUSA

About the editors

Prof. Dr. Chittaranjan Kole, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Nadia, Mohanpur, India

Prof. Dr. D. Sakthi Kumar, Toyo University, Grad. School of Interdisc. New Science, Kawagoe, Japan

Dr. Mariya V. Khodakovskaya, Univ of Arkansas - Little Rock, Department of Applied Science, Little Rock, AR 72204, USA

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