Nanomaterials in Plants, Algae and Microorganisms: Concepts and Controversies: Volume 2 not only covers all the new technologies used in the synthesis of nanoparticles, it also tests their response on plants, algae and micro-organisms in aquatic ecosystems. Unlike most works in the field, the book doesn't focus exclusively on the higher organisms. Instead, it explores the smaller life forms on which they feed. Topics include the impacts of plant development, how different nanoparticles are absorbed by biota, the impact different metals-including silver and rare earth metals-have on living organisms, and the effects nanoparticles have on aquatic ecosystems as a whole.
As nanotechnology based products have become a trillion-dollar industry, there is a need to understand the implications to the health of our biota and ecosystems as the earth is increasingly inundated with these materials.
- Covers the issues of nanoparticles on more simple organisms and their ecosystems
- Draws upon global experts to help increase understanding of the interface mechanisms at the physiological, biochemical, molecular, and even genomic and proteomic level between ENPs and biological systems
- Provides a critical assessment of the progress taking place on this topic
- Sheds light on future research needs and scientific challenges that still exist in nanoparticle and living organism interactions
1. Harmful phytotoxic characters of cobalt and zinc oxide nanoparticles in Algae 2. Response of nanoparticles on aquatic ecosystem 3. Nanoparticle and Algae Interactions: Oxidative termination, reactive oxygen species generation and synergistic toxic impacts 4. Nanoparticles: Sources and Responses 5. Response of nanoparticles on molecular mechanisms of aquatic plants and algae 6. Ecotoxic effect of photocatalytic active nanoparticles on algae and aquatic plants 7. Nanoparticles: Antifungal and Antimicrobial responses 8. A comparative behavior of metals and oxide Nanoparticles on aquatic plants, microbes and algae 9. Impact of nanoparticles on genomics of living organisms 10. Physiology, Chemistry and Biochemistry of Nanoparticles 11. Phytotoxicity of silver nanoparticles to aquatic plants, algae and microorganisms 12. Zinc oxide nanoparticles' impact on aquatic plants, algae and microorganisms 13. Do nanoparticles possess ecotoxicological risks to the aquatic environment? 14. Availability, behavior and impact of nanoparticles in the environment 15. Ecotoxicology of carbon-based engineered nanoparticles on plants and aquatic ecosystems 16. Uptake and translocation of nanoparticles in wetland plants 17. Relevance of wetland plants in the synthesis of nanoparticles 18. Toxicity assessment of cerium oxide nanoparticles in wetland plants 19. Behavior of nanoparticles on aquatic foods and vegetables 20. Genotoxicity of silver nanoparticles in wetland plants and algae 21. Changes in gene expression of algae and aquatic plants in response to nanoparticles and ions
Dr. Parvaiz Ahmad is the Senior Assistant Professor in Department of Botany at Sri Pratap College, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India. He completed his postgraduate education in Botany in 2000 at Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India. After receiving a Doctorate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, India, he joined the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi, in 2007. His main research area is Stress Physiology and Molecular Biology. He has published more than 35 research papers in peer-reviewed journals and 29 book chapters. He is a recipient of the Junior Research Fellowship and Senior Research Fellowship by CSIR, New Delhi, India. Dr. Parvaiz has been awarded the Young Scientist Award under the Fast Track scheme in 2007 by the Department of Science and Technology, of the Government of India. Dr. Parvaiz is actively engaged in studying the molecular and physio-biochemical responses of different agricultural and horticultural plants under environmental stress.
Tripathi, Durgesh Kumar
Dr Tripathi has studied the effect of silica on physiological and biochemical responses such as photosynthesis, biotic and a-biotic stress, nutrient uptake as well as yield and quality of crop plants to stress factors such as metal, and the synchronized detoxification of harmful reactive oxygen species by their antioxidant defense mechanisms. He has also studied the interactions of physical Instruments like LIBS, EPMA and Florescence spectroscopy on stressed and non-stressed plants and get the information. His most recent research is moving towards gene level/protein level regulation of stress relieving mechanisms in organisms with and without the presence of silicon. He is on the editorial board for 6 different journals, and is a reviewer for a number of journals including two Elsevier journals: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry as well as Ecology and Environmental Safety
Chauhan, Devendra Kumar
Devendra Kumar Chauhan is working as a Professor in Department of Botany, University of Allahabad. Professor Chauhan has authored 100 scientific publications. His research interest is role of Si nutrition in management of abiotic stress in plants. Professor Chauhan is also working as editor and reviewer of several reputed international journals
Dubey, Nawal Kishore
Dr Dubey has won awards for both his teaching and his research, and is currently a fellow of the National Academy of Sciences. His work spans across botany and food microbiology. He has published over 160 papers and has contributed to 7 books, in addition to holding a number of patents.