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Nanotechnology in the Life Sciences

Plant Nanobionics

Volume 1, Advances in the Understanding of Nanomaterials Research and Applications

Editors: Prasad, Ram (Ed.)

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  • Chapters written by leading scholars from around the world
  • Richly illustrative figures and tables
  • Emphasis on nanostructure materials, plant interactions, and its potential and utility
  • Discussion of applications from a nanotechnological perspective for sustainable agriculture
  • Unique discussion of the role of nanomaterials in plant productivity, food security, and environmental protection
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An improved understanding of the interactions between nanoparticles and plant retorts, including their uptake, localization, and activity, could revolutionize crop production through increased disease resistance, nutrient utilization, and crop yield. This may further impact other agricultural and industrial processes that are based on plant crops.

This two-volume book analyses the key processes involved in the nanoparticle delivery to plants and details the interactions between plants and nanomaterials. Potential plant nanotechnology applications for enhanced nutrient uptake, increased crop productivity and plant disease management are evaluated with careful consideration regarding safe use, social acceptance and ecological impact of these technologies.

Plant Nanobionics: Volume 1, Advances in the Understanding of Nanomaterials Research and Applications begins the discussion of nanotechnology applications in plants with the characterization and nanosynthesis of various microbes and covers the mechanisms and etiology of nanostructure function in microbial cells. It focuses on the potential alteration of plant production systems through the controlled release of agrochemicals and targeted delivery of biomolecules. Industrial and medical applications are included. Volume 2 continues this discussion with a focus on biosynthesis and toxicity.

About the authors

Ram Prasad, Ph.D. is associated with Amity Institute of Microbial Technology, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, India since 2005. His research interests include applied microbiology, plant-microbe-interactions, sustainable agriculture and nanobiotechnology. Dr. Prasad has more than hundred publications to his credit, including research papers, review articles and book chapters and five patents issued or pending. He has also edited or authored several books. Dr. Prasad has twelve years of teaching experience and has been awarded the Young Scientist Award (2007) and Prof. J.S. Datta Munshi Gold Medal (2009) by the International Society for Ecological Communications; FSAB Fellowship (2010) by the Society for Applied Biotechnology; the American Cancer Society UICC International Fellowship for Beginning Investigators, USA (2014); Outstanding Scientist Award (2015) in the field of Microbiology by Venus International Foundation; BRICPL Science Investigator Award (ICAABT-2017) and Research Excellence Award (2018). He serves as an editorial board member for the following journals: Frontiers in Microbiology, Frontiers in Nutrition, Academia Journal of Biotechnology. He is also the Series Editor of the Springer Nature series Nanotechnology in the Life Sciences. Previously, Dr. Prasad served as Visiting Assistant Professor, Whiting School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, USA and presently works as Research Associate Professor at School of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Recent Advancements and New Perspectives of Nanomaterials

    Pages 1-32

    Emul, Ezgi (et al.)

  • Recent Progress in Applied Nanomaterials

    Pages 33-64

    Kumari, R. Mankamna (et al.)

  • An Insight into Plant Nanobionics and Its Applications

    Pages 65-82

    Sharma, Shubha Rani (et al.)

  • Plastics, Micro- and Nanomaterials, and Virus-Soil Microbe-Plant Interactions in the Environment

    Pages 83-101

    Benckiser, Gero

  • Characterization Methods for Chitosan-Based Nanomaterials

    Pages 103-116

    Choudhary, Ram Chandra (et al.)

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eBook $189.00
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Hardcover $249.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-12495-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Plant Nanobionics
Book Subtitle
Volume 1, Advances in the Understanding of Nanomaterials Research and Applications
Editors
  • Ram Prasad
Series Title
Nanotechnology in the Life Sciences
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-12496-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-12496-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-12495-3
Series ISSN
2523-8027
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 397
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 45 illustrations in colour
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