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Plant Nanotechnology: An Overview on Concepts, Strategies, and Tools

  • Joydeep Banerjee
  • Chittaranjan KoleEmail author
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Abstract

Nanotechnology is the branch of science dealing with manipulation of matter on an atomic, molecular, or supramolecular level. Application of nanoparticles is of great scientific interest due to diverse applications of nanotechnology in the field of life sciences, medicine, electronics, and energy. Since the last couple of decades, several research groups worked on the application of nanoscience in the field of agriculture. Efficient utilization of agrochemicals and manipulation of several physiological parameters of plants are key research areas of agriculture nanotechnology. This introductory chapter presents a brief glimpse on the present global scenario of research on plant nanotechnology and several pros and cons of nanoscience in the fields of plant sciences particularly agriculture.

Keywords

Nanoparticles Agriculture Nanotechnology Germination Translocation Accumulation Yield Agrochemicals Physiology Gene expression Safety issues 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Survey Selection and Mass ProductionBidhan Chandra Agricultural UniversityMohanpurIndia
  2. 2.Bidhan Chandra Agricultural UniversityMohanpurIndia
  3. 3.Jacob School of Biotechnology and BioengineeringSam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and SciencesAllahabadIndia

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