Phytotoxicity of Nanoparticles

  • Mohammad Faisal
  • Quaiser Saquib
  • Abdulrahman A. Alatar
  • Abdulaziz A. Al-Khedhairy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Ivan Pacheco, Cristina Buzea
    Pages 1-61
  3. Bilal Ahmed, Mohammad Saghir Khan, Quaiser Saquib, Majed Al-Shaeri, Javed Musarrat
    Pages 63-102
  4. Olga Zaytseva, Günter Neumann
    Pages 103-118
  5. Sheng Feng, Yuhui Ma, Fang Yang, Jinyu Chu, Zhiyong Zhang
    Pages 119-133
  6. Gea Guerriero, Giampiero Cai
    Pages 135-149
  7. Giuseppe Lazzara, Marina Massaro, Serena Riela
    Pages 151-174
  8. Cristiano Soares, Ruth Pereira, Fernanda Fidalgo
    Pages 197-227
  9. Usha Rani Pathipati, Prasanna Laxmi Kanuparthi
    Pages 229-240
  10. Nevien Elhawat, Tarek Alshaal, Eman Hamad, Eman El-Nahrawy, Alaa El-Dein Omara, Sahar El-Nahrawy et al.
    Pages 241-268
  11. Eslam M. Abdel-Salam, Ahmad A. Qahtan, Mohammad Faisal, Quaiser Saquib, Abdulrahman A. Alatar, Abdulaziz A. Al-Khedhairy
    Pages 269-284
  12. Peyman Ashkavand, Masoud Tabari, Fatemeh Aliyari, Mehrdad Zarafshar, Gustavo Gabriel Striker, Pradeep Kumar Shukla et al.
    Pages 285-299
  13. Asra Parveen, Raghunandan Deshpande
    Pages 395-407

About this book


This book provides relevant findings on nanoparticles’ toxicity, their uptake, translocation and mechanisms of interaction with plants at cellular and sub-cellular level. The small size and large specific surface area of nanoparticles endow them with high chemical reactivity and intrinsic toxicity. Such unique physicochemical properties draw global attention of scientists to study potential risks and adverse effects of nanoparticles in the environment. Their toxicity has pronounced effects and consequences for plants and ultimately the whole ecosystem. Plants growing in nanomaterials-polluted sites may exhibit altered metabolism, growth reduction, and lower biomass production. Nanoparticles can adhere to plant roots and exert physicochemical toxicity and subsequently cell death in plants. On the other hand, plants have developed various defense mechanisms against this induced toxicity. This books discusses recent findings as well as several unresolved issues and challenges regarding the interaction and biological effects of nanoparticles. Only detailed studies of these processes and mechanisms will allow researchers to understand the complex plant-nanomaterial interactions. 


nanotechnology bioaccumulation nanoparticle uptake abiotic stress plant health nanomaterials plant-nanoparticle interaction

Editors and affiliations

  • Mohammad Faisal
    • 1
  • Quaiser Saquib
    • 2
  • Abdulrahman A. Alatar
    • 3
  • Abdulaziz A. Al-Khedhairy
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Botany and Microbiology, College of ScienceKing Saud UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Department of Zoology, College of ScienceKing Saud UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  3. 3.Department of Botany and Microbiology, College of ScienceKing Saud UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  4. 4.Department of Zoology, College of ScienceKing Saud UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia

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