Plant Nanobionics a Novel Approach to Overcome the Environmental Challenges

Abstract

Plant nanobionics is a new field of bioengineering that inserts nanoparticles into the cells and chloroplasts of living plants, which then alter or amplify the functioning of the plant tissue or organelle. The broader vision is to create a wide array of wild-type plants capable of imaging objects in their environment, self-powering themselves as light sources, infrared communication devices, and also function as self-powered ground water sensors. Plants are uniquely suited to perform such roles due to their ability to generate energy from sunlight and photosynthesis. In the field of nanobiotechnology, researchers want to develop bionic plants that could have better photosynthesis efficiency and biochemical sensing.

Keywords

Plant nanobionics Nanoparticles Nanobiotechnology Self-powering plants 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural ResourcesUniversity of TehranKarajIran
  2. 2.Department of Medicinal Plants, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural ResourcesArak UniversityArakIran

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