Current and Future Prospects of Chitosan-Based Nanomaterials in Plant Protection and Growth

  • Vinod Saharan
  • Ajay Pal
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Plant Science book series (BRIEFSPLANT)


Today, agriculture sector is facing various hurdles because of change in climate, urbanization, diminishing arable land, death of natural resources, etc. Hence, it has become important to increase crop production to feed the ever-growing world population. Despite the significant annual increase in input, yield has stagnated and even declined in some cases. So, different approaches have been exploited to improve the yields of various crops. The conventional approaches are inefficient, in many cases, in narrowing down the gap between potential and average yield (Mondal et al. 2013). There is enormous scope for researchers to develop an efficient and eco-friendly production technology based on the innovative techniques to increase seedling vigour and plant establishment against the biotic and abiotic stresses (Siddiqui and Whaibi 2014).


Chitosan Nanoparticles Seed Priming Tyrosine Ammonium Lyase Enhance Seed Germination Enormous Scope 
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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

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