Advances in Phytonanotechnology: From Synthesis to Application guides readers through various applications of nanomaterials on plants by presenting the latest research related to nanotechnology and nanomaterials on plant systems. The book focuses on the effects of these applications on plant morphology, physiology, biochemistry, ecology and genetics. Sections cover the impact on plant yield, techniques, a review of positive and negative impacts, and an overview of current policies regarding the use of nanotechnology on plants. Additionally, the book offers insights into the appropriate application of nanoscience to plants and crops for improved outcome and an exploration of their bioavailability and toxicity in the environment.
- Discusses the morphological, physiological and biochemical responses of plants to nanomaterials and the ability of the nanomaterials in modifying the genetic constitution of plants
- Emphasizes new applications of nanomaterials, including nanosensors technology and nanomaterials as nanocarriers based antimicrobial phytochemicals
- Presents the role of nanotechnology as a novel technique for the remediation of heavy metals by plants
2. Engineered nanomaterials: classification and strategies for physico-chemical characterization
3. Phytosynthesis of nano-scale materials
4. Nanomaterials delivery to plants (mode of entry, uptake, translocation, accumulation, biotransformation and barriers)
5. Advanced analytical techniques for the measurement of nanomaterials in plant samples
6. Germination and early growth responses of higher vascular plants to different types of nanomaterials
7. Nanotoxicity based studies (phytotoxicity, cytotoxicity, genotoxicity and ecotoxicity) in plant sciences
8. Nanotechnology for phytoremediation of heavy metals (mechanisms of nanomaterial-mediated alleviation of toxic metals)
9. Plant nanobionics, and role of nanomaterials on elicitation of plant primary and secondary metabolites
10. Morphological, physiological and biochemical responses of plants to nanoprticulates exposure under different environmental perturbations
11. Plant DNA extraction and purification using nanocomposites
12. Induction of plant defense machinery against nanomaterials
13.Application of nanoagrochemicals in plant production sector
14. Nanocarrier based antimicrobial phytochemicals
15. Development and commercialization of sensor nanotechnologies in plant science
16. Effect of nanoparticles on phytopathogens.
17. Biotechnology and nanotechnology: Natural allies for brave new horizons
Mansour Ghorbanpour is a faculty member at the Department of Medicinal Plants, and the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at Arak University (Arak, Iran). Dr. Ghorbanpour has also been a visiting scholar in the Nutrient Uptake and Toxicity Stress (NUTS) group at the University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia. The research interests of Dr. Ghorbanpour include Phytonanotechnology, Nanotoxicology, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Bioavailability of Emerging Contaminants, Environmental Stresses and Metabolism of Plants, Natural Products and Bioactive Compounds. Up to now, Dr. Ghorbanpour has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and 7 books. He maintains a worldwide network and is an editor for several international journals. Dr. Ghorbanpour has also served as a reviewer for many scientific journals such as Carbon, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Natural Product Research, Industrial Crops and Products, Journal of Medicinal Plants, Journal of Essential Oil Bearing Plants, Canadian Journal of Microbiology, Science of the Total Environment, Journal of Medicinal Plants and By-Products, Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Journal of Applied Research on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Phytotherapy Research, Bioresource Technology Reports, Nanomedicine, Chemosphere, Brazilian Journal of Botany, Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine, BMC Biotechnology, Environmental Science & Technology.
Wani, Shabir Hussain
Dr Shabir H Wani is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India. He has published more than 100 papers/chapters in journals, and books of international and national repute. He is associate guest editor of Frontiers in Plant Sciences, Switzerland. He is editor of LS: An International journal of Life Sciences. He has also edited several books on current topics in crop Improvement published by CRC press, Taylor and Francis Group, USA and Springer in 2015 and 2016. His Ph.D research fetched the first prize in North zone at National level competition in India. He got Young scientist award from the society of Promotion of plant sciences Jaipur India in 2009. He is the fellow of Society for Plant Research, India. Recently he was awarded the Young Scientist Award (Agriculture) 2015 from the Society for Plant Research at national Conference on Plant Science research at University of Delhi, India. Currently he is working as visiting Scientist in department of Plant Soil and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University, USA for the year 2016-17.