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Effect of Nanomaterials and Their Possible Implication on the Plants

  • Razi Ahmad
  • Kumar Pranaw
  • Sunil Kumar KhareEmail author
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Abstract

Nanomaterials have found extensive applications in a wide array of life and industrial processes. The potential uses and benefits of nanotechnology in agriculture are important because the production of food increases with minimum cost and energy. Recently, the researcher has implemented nanomaterials in agriculture for the improvement of the crop yields. Nanomaterials could increase or decrease crop growth as well as yield. However, they can also migrate to the food chain with implications for humans and animals. In this book chapter, the effects of different nanomaterials on plant growth, intake and bioaccumulation/biotransformation and toxicological risks for food materials have been discussed. The chapter also addresses recent aspects regarding nanomaterials and the environment, with an emphasis on the plants.

Keywords

Nanomaterials Agricultural sectors Engineered nanomaterials Crop plants 

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  1. 1.Enzyme and Microbial Biochemistry Laboratory, Chemistry DepartmentIIT DelhiNew DelhiIndia

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