Chitosan Based Nanomaterials in Plant Growth and Protection

  • Vinod Saharan
  • Ajay Pal

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Plant Science book series (BRIEFSPLANT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Vinod Saharan, Ajay Pal
    Pages 1-3
  3. Vinod Saharan, Ajay Pal
    Pages 5-21
  4. Vinod Saharan, Ajay Pal
    Pages 23-32
  5. Vinod Saharan, Ajay Pal
    Pages 33-41
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 49-55

About this book


This brief describes various methods of chitosan nano-materials synthesis, with detailed discussion of various factors effecting its synthesis process, stability and physicochemical properties. Chitosan is naturally occurring biopolymer derived from chitin. Due to the unique biological properties of chitosan nano-materials such as antimicrobial, plant growth inducer, plant defense modulator, chitosan has gained attention in fields of plant sciences. Book further extended the details of different types of chitosan nano-materials specially for plant applications along with its future prospects in plant protection and growth. Bioactivities of chitosan nano-materials and its mechanism have also been covered. This book aims to widening the understanding of the synthesis, characterization and use of chitosan based nano-materials in plant system.



Chitosan Nanomaterials Nanocomposite Nanotechnology Plant Growth Plant Protection

Authors and affiliations

  • Vinod Saharan
    • 1
  • Ajay Pal
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Molecular Biology and BiotechnologyMaharana Pratap University of Agriculture and TechnologyUdaipurIndia
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Basic Sciences and HumanitiesChaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural UniversityHisarIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, New Delhi
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-81-322-3599-6
  • Online ISBN 978-81-322-3601-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-1229
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-1210
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