Applications of Silver Nanoparticles in Plant Protection

  • Nomita Gupta
  • Chandrama Prakash Upadhyaya
  • Amar Singh
  • Kamel A. Abd-Elsalam
  • Ram Prasad
Part of the Nanotechnology in the Life Sciences book series (NALIS)


Silver nanoparticles have unique assets which lead in molecular diagnostics, therapeutics, and devices that are used in several medical procedures. The major procedures used for silver nanoparticle synthesis are the physical and chemical methods. The problems with the chemical and physical methods, the synthesis is expensive and can also have toxic materials absorbed onto them. To overwhelm this, the biological procedures provide a reasonable alternative. In the biological systems involved in the bacteria, actinomycetes, fungi, algae, virus, and plant extracts. Most applications of silver nanoparticles are in the therapeutics, like antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. This chapter provides a wide-ranging understanding on the mechanism of action, production, and application in plant protection.


Silver nanoparticles Antimicrobial Phytopathogens Antibacterial mechanism Nano-antifungal Nano-antiviral Nanopesticides Nanofertilizers 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nomita Gupta
    • 1
  • Chandrama Prakash Upadhyaya
    • 2
  • Amar Singh
    • 3
  • Kamel A. Abd-Elsalam
    • 4
  • Ram Prasad
    • 1
    • 5
  1. 1.Amity Institute of Microbial TechnologyAmity UniversityNoidaIndia
  2. 2.Department of BiotechnologyDR Harisingh Gour Central UniversitySagarIndia
  3. 3.Lal Bahadur Shastri Memorial CollegeJamshedpur (Kolhan University, Chaibasa)JamshedpurIndia
  4. 4.Plant Pathology Research Institute, Agricultural Research Center (ARC)GizaEgypt
  5. 5.School of Environmental Science and EngineeringSun Yat-Sen UniversityGuangzhouChina

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