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Biogenic Nano-Particles and their Use in Agro-ecosystems

  • Mansour Ghorbanpour
  • Prachi Bhargava
  • Ajit Varma
  • Devendra K. Choudhary
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Naresh L. Selokar, Seema Dua, Dharmendra Kumar, Bharti Sharma, Monika Saini
    Pages 1-8
  3. Sakshi Agrahari, Akhilesh Dubey
    Pages 9-37
  4. Anju Bajpai, Kashmiri Jadhav, M. Muthukumar, Sandeep Kumar, Gaurav Srivatava
    Pages 39-57
  5. Nüket Altindal, Demet Altindal
    Pages 59-66
  6. Reza Mohammadinejad, G. Ali Mansoori
    Pages 67-83
  7. Nidhi Shukla, Keshav Meghvanshi, Jayendra Nath Shukla
    Pages 85-98
  8. Nitin Kumar, Abarna Balamurugan, Purushothaman Balakrishnan, Kanchan Vishwakarma, Kumaran Shanmugam
    Pages 99-132
  9. Kamal Khalkhal, Behnam Asgari Lajayer, Mansour Ghorbanpour
    Pages 133-160
  10. Nariman Maroufpour, Mahdieh Mousavi, Mahsa Abbasi, Mansour Ghorbanpour
    Pages 161-172
  11. Nariman Maroufpour, Mahdieh Mousavi, Behnam Asgari Lajayer, Mansour Ghorbanpour
    Pages 173-185
  12. Fatemeh Graily-Moradi, Ayda Maadani Mallak, Mansour Ghorbanpour
    Pages 187-204
  13. Mujeebur Rhaman Khan, Mohammad Akram
    Pages 221-245
  14. Ashish, Deepti Singh, Neeraj Gupta
    Pages 247-257
  15. Anmol Gupta, Ambreen Bano, Smita Rai, Neelam Pathak, Swati Sharma
    Pages 259-279
  16. Nitin Kumar, Abarna Balamurugan, M. Mohiraa Shafreen, Afrin Rahim, Siddharth Vats, Kanchan Vishwakarma
    Pages 281-305
  17. Prekshi Garg, Neha Srivastava, Prachi Srivastava
    Pages 307-315
  18. Rabia Nazir, Yaseen Ayub, Lubna Tahir
    Pages 317-357
  19. P. Janhavi, J. Natasha, R. Neelam, P. V. Ravindra
    Pages 359-370

About this book

Introduction

Several nano-scale devices have emerged that are capable of analysing plant diseases, nutrient deficiencies and any other ailments that may affect food security in agro-ecosystems.  It has been envisioned that smart delivery systems can be developed and utilised for better management of agricultural ecosystems. These systems could exhibit beneficial, multi-functional characteristics, which could be used to assess and also control habitat-imposed stresses to crops.

Nanoparticle-mediated smart delivery systems can control the delivery of nutrients or bioactive and/or pesticide molecules in plants. It has been suggested that nano-particles in plants might help determine their nutrient status and could also be used as cures in agro-ecosystems. Further, to enhance soil and crop productivity, nanotechnology has been used to create and deliver nano fertilizers, which can be defined as nano-particles that directly help supply nutrients for plant growth and soil productivity. 

Nano-particles can be absorbed onto clay networks, leading to improved soil health and more efficient nutrient use by crops. Additionally, fertilizer particles can be coated with nano-particles that facilitate slow and steady release of nutrients, reducing loss of nutrients and enhancing their efficiency in agri-crops. 

Although the use of nanotechnology in agro-ecosystems is still in its early stages and needs to be developed further, nano-particle-mediated delivery systems are promising solutions for the successful management of agri-ecosystems. In this context, the book offers insights into nanotechnology in agro-ecosystems with reference to biogenic nanoparticles. 

A useful resource for postgraduate and research students in the field of plant and agricultural sciences, it is also of interest to researchers working in nano and biotechnology.



Keywords

Nanoparticles Biogenic-nanopaticles Agroecosystems Nano-biosensor Sustainable agriculture

Editors and affiliations

  • Mansour Ghorbanpour
    • 1
  • Prachi Bhargava
    • 2
  • Ajit Varma
    • 3
  • Devendra K. Choudhary
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Medicinal Plants, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural ResourcesArak UniversityArakIran
  2. 2.Department of Bioscience & TechnologyShri Ramswaroop Memorial UniversityBarabankiIndia
  3. 3.Amity Institute of Microbial TechnologyAmity UniversityNoidaIndia
  4. 4.Amity Institute of Microbial TechnologyAmity UniversityNoidaIndia

About the editors

Dr. Ghorbanpour is a scientific member at the Department of Medicinal Plants, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Arak University, Arak, IRAN. Also, scientific member at Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Arak University, Arak, Iran. Presently, Dr. Ghorbanpou is an Associate Professor at the Department of Medicinal Plants, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Arak University, Iran. Dr. Ghorbanpour maintains a worldwide network, and has published over 120 journal articles and 7 books. He is an editor of various international journals. 

Dr. Bhargava has over 16 years of teaching and research experience in microbial molecular biology and is currently working as an Associate Professor at Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University, Lucknow. She has worked as Principle Investigator on various major GOI-sponsored projects, and was recently involved in a project sponsored by SERB, New Delhi.  As an active researcher, Dr Bhargava has published numerous research and review articles in respected journals, along with several book chapters. 

Prof. Dr. Varma is The Group Deputy Vice Chancellor of Amity University and Head of Amity Institute of Microbial Technology. He spent almost three decades as a Senior Professor at JNU, New Delhi (1985-2004). He has published over 300 research articles for respected national and international journals, as well as several major review articles and chapters in books. He has published more than 120 books in the area of microbial technology and has been the series editor for Springer-Verlag’s Series on Soil Biology. He has extesive experience of organizing national and international training workshops/symposia and congresses.

Dr. Choudhary is a member of the National Academy of Sciences (MNASc), India. He holds a PhD in Microbiology and is currently working as an Associate Professor at Amity University, Noida. Dr. Choudhary has worked as Principle Investigator on major GOI-sponsored projects. He has published over 87 research articles for respected national and international journals, as well as several major review articles and chapters in books. He has also edited more than 10 books sponsored by SpringerNature.


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