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Novel inclusion of engineered nanoparticles in horticultural sectors

Horticulture International Journal
Anindita Dey,1,2 PapiyaNandy2

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Nanoparticles, which are omnipresent in the environment, make their easy way within living systems where their effect can be positive, negative, or neutral. A positive result on plants shows better germination rate and plant growth whereas negative result exhibits growth inhibition, cell damage or deterioration, etc. All these phenomena depend upon the plant species, types of nanoparticles, the concentration of the nanoparticles as well as the nature of the medium. Understanding the nature of interactions between engineered nanoparticles and plants is crucial in the comprehension of the impact of nanotechnology on the environment and agriculture with a focus on toxicity concerns, plant disease treatment, and genetic engineering. In this perspective, the effect of engineered nanoparticles on horticultural plant species will enrich our knowledge about the benefits or risks of these nanoparticles on the balance of the ecosystem namely their mobility, reactivity, toxicity, and persistency in the living system as well as to open a new era to involve different nanoparticles in crop production and overall management of agricultural techniques in near future.


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