Sustainable Agriculture Reviews 41

Nanotechnology for Plant Growth and Development

  • Shamsul Hayat
  • John Pichtel
  • Mohammad Faizan
  • Qazi Fariduddin

Part of the Sustainable Agriculture Reviews book series (SARV, volume 41)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Zahra Zahra, Muhammad Arshad, Muhammad Arif Ali, Muhammad Qudrat Ullah Farooqi, Hyung Kyoon Choi
    Pages 41-61
  3. Latifeh Pourakbar, Sina Siavash Moghaddam, Jelena Popović-Djordjević
    Pages 63-81
  4. Mohammad Faizan, Shamsul Hayat, John Pichtel
    Pages 83-99
  5. Ahmad Faraz, Mohammad Faizan, Qazi Fariduddin, Shamsul Hayat
    Pages 101-110
  6. Fareen Sami, Husna Siddiqui, Shamsul Hayat
    Pages 111-127
  7. Husna Siddiqui, Khan Bilal Mukhtar Ahmed, Fareen Sami, Shamsul Hayat
    Pages 129-142
  8. A. R. Nayana, Bicky Jerin Joseph, Ashitha Jose, E. K. Radhakrishnan
    Pages 163-180
  9. Hassan Rasouli, Jelena Popović-Djordjević, R. Z. Sayyed, Simin Zarayneh, Majid Jafari, Bahman Fazeli-Nasab
    Pages 201-214
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 215-216

About this book


Nanotechnology is a branch of science that embraces the study and application of nanoparticles (NPs), i.e., those particles having at least one dimension measuring from 1–100 nm. This book presents recent developments involving the role of nanoparticles on plant physiology and growth. Nanotechnology applications include improvement of agricultural production using bio-conjugated NPs (encapsulation), transfer of DNA in plants for development of insect pest-resistant varieties, nanoformulations of agrochemicals such as pesticides and fertilizers for crop improvement, and nanosensors/nanobiosensors in crop protection for identification of diseases and residues of agrochemicals. Recent findings on the increased use of nanotechnology in agriculture by densely populated countries such as China and India indicate that this technology may impart a substantial impact on reducing hunger, malnutrition, and child mortality.

Nanomaterials have recently experienced significant scrutiny in the basic and applied sciences as well as in bio-nanotechnology. A range of NP types (e.g., ZnO-NPs, Au-NPs, CuO-NPs, CNTs, AgO-NPs and TiO2-NPs) have been examined by researchers for their impacts on plant growth and development. In addition, particle size, size distribution, shape, surface and core chemistry, crystallinity, agglomeration state, purity, redox potential, catalytic activity, surface charge, and porosity are being investigated to understand and predict the behavior of NPs. This book addresses these issues and many more. Chapters incorporate both theoretical and practical aspects of plant nanotechnology and may serve as baseline information for future research through which significant development is possible. This book will be useful to researchers, instructors and students both in universities and research institutes, especially in relation to biological and agricultural sciences.


Distribution Fruit Development Plant Physiology Photosynthesis Crop Plants Zinc Oxide

Editors and affiliations

  • Shamsul Hayat
    • 1
  • John Pichtel
    • 2
  • Mohammad Faizan
    • 3
  • Qazi Fariduddin
    • 4
  1. 1.Plant Physiology & Biochemistry Section, Department of Botany, Faculty of Life SciencesAligarh Muslim UniversityAligarhIndia
  2. 2.Environment, Geology and Natural ResourcesBall State UniversityMuncieUSA
  3. 3.Tree Seed Center, College of Forest Resources and EnvironmentNanjing Forestry UniversityNanjingChina
  4. 4.Plant Physiology & Biochemistry Section, Department of Botany, Faculty of Life SciencesAligarh Muslim UniversityAligarhIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-33995-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-33996-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2210-4410
  • Series Online ISSN 2210-4429
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