Nanotechnology and Plant Sciences

Nanoparticles and Their Impact on Plants

  • Manzer H. Siddiqui
  • Mohamed H. Al-Whaibi
  • Firoz Mohammad

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. C. M. Rico, J. R. Peralta-Videa, J. L. Gardea-Torresdey
    Pages 1-17
  3. Manzer H. Siddiqui, Mohamed H. Al-Whaibi, Mohammad Firoz, Mutahhar Y. Al-Khaishany
    Pages 19-35
  4. Allah Ditta, Muhammad Arshad, Muhammad Ibrahim
    Pages 55-75
  5. Kai-En Li, Zhen-Yi Chang, Cong-Xiang Shen, Nan Yao
    Pages 101-123
  6. Stefania Mura, Gianfranco Greppi, Joseph Irudayaraj
    Pages 125-151
  7. Dhruv Lavania, Amit Kumar Singh, Manzer H. Siddiqui, Mohamed H. Al-Whaibi, Anil Grover
    Pages 165-181
  8. Maged F. Serag, Noritada Kaji, Manabu Tokeshi, Yoshinobu Baba
    Pages 183-201
  9. Siavash Iravani, Hassan Korbekandi, Behzad Zolfaghari
    Pages 203-258
  10. Alka Yadav, Mahendra Rai
    Pages 259-269
  11. Poonam Patel, Priti Agarwal, Sajjan Kanawaria, Sumita Kachhwaha, S. L. Kothari
    Pages 271-288
  12. Yousef Gholipour, Rosa Erra-Balsells, Hiroshi Nonami
    Pages 289-303

About this book


This book presents a holistic view of the complex and dynamic responses of plants to nanoparticles, the signal transduction mechanisms involved, and the regulation of gene expression. Further, it addresses the phytosynthesis of nanoparticles, the role of nanoparticles in the antioxidant systems of plants and agriculture, the beneficial and harmful effects of nanoparticles on plants, and the application of nanoparticles and nanotubes to mass spectrometry, aiming ultimately at an analysis of the metabolomics of plants. The growing numbers of inventions in the field of nanotechnology are producing novel applications in the fields of biotechnology and agriculture. Nanoparticles have received much attention because of the unique physico-chemical properties of these compounds. In the life sciences, nanoparticles are used as “smart” delivery systems, prompting the Nobel Prize winner P. Ehrlich to refer to these compounds as “magic bullets.” Nanoparticles also play an important role in agriculture as compound fertilizers and nano-pesticides, acting as chemical delivery agents that target molecules to specific cellular organelles in plants. The influence of nanoparticles on plant growth and development, however, remains to be investigated. Lastly, this book reveals the research gaps that must be bridged in the years to come in order to achieve larger goals concerning the applications of nanotechnology in the plants sciences.

In the 21st century, nanotechnology has become a rapidly emerging branch of science. In the world of physical sciences, nanotechnological tools have been exploited for a broad range of applications. In recent years, nanoparticles have also proven useful in several branches of the life sciences. In particular, nanotechnology has been employed in drug delivery and related applications in medicine.


Bionanotechnology Nanobiology Nanobiotechnology Nanotoxicology Phytotoxicity

Editors and affiliations

  • Manzer H. Siddiqui
    • 1
  • Mohamed H. Al-Whaibi
    • 2
  • Firoz Mohammad
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Botany and MicrobiologyKing Saud UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Department of Botany and MicrobiologyKing Saud UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  3. 3.Department of BotanyAligarh Muslim UniversityAligarhIndia

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