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Nanomaterials in Plants, Algae and Microorganisms : Concepts and Controversies: Volume 2

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Nanomaterials in Plants, Algae and Micro-organisms: Concepts and Controversies: Volume 1 covers all the new technologies used in the synthesis of nanoparticles and then tests their response on plants, algae, and micro-organisms in aquatic ecosystems. Unlike most works in the field, the book doesn't focus exclusively on the higher organisms; instead, it explores the smaller life forms on which they feed. Topics include the impacts of plant development, how different nanoparticles are absorbed by biota, the impact different metals-including silver and rare earth metals-have on living organisms, as well as the effects nanoparticles can have on aquatic ecosystems as a whole. Nanotechnology based products have become a trillion-dollar industry and a vast amount of related matter has been and continues to be released into the environment in a relatively short amount of time. There is a need to understand what the implications to the health of our biota and ecosystems are as the earth is increasingly inundated with these materials. Not all of the effects are negative, but their impacts are increasing exponentially due to their size, quantity, and other factors.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 516 pages
  • 191 x 235mm
  • Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0128114886
  • 9780128114889

About Parvaiz Ahmad

Dr. Parvaiz Ahmad is the Senior Assistant Professor in Department of Botany at Sri Pratap College, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India. He completed his postgraduate education in Botany in 2000 at Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India. After receiving a Doctorate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, India, he joined the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi, in 2007. His main research area is Stress Physiology and Molecular Biology. He has published more than 35 research papers in peer-reviewed journals and 29 book chapters. He is a recipient of the Junior Research Fellowship and Senior Research Fellowship by CSIR, New Delhi, India. Dr. Parvaiz has been awarded the Young Scientist Award under the Fast Track scheme in 2007 by the Department of Science and Technology, of the Government of India. Dr. Parvaiz is actively engaged in studying the molecular and physio-biochemical responses of different agricultural and horticultural plants under environmental stress. Associate Professor, Veterinary Population Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, USAshow more

Table of contents

1. Harmful phytotoxic characters of cobalt and zinc oxide nanoparticles in Algae 2. Response of nanoparticles on aquatic ecosystem 3. Nanoparticle and Algae Interactions: Oxidative termination, reactive oxygen species generation and synergistic toxic impacts 4. Nanoparticles: Sources and Responses 5. Response of nanoparticles on molecular mechanisms of aquatic plants and algae 6. Ecotoxic effect of photocatalytic active nanoparticles on algae and aquatic plants 7. Nanoparticles: Antifungal and Antimicrobial responses 8. A comparative behavior of metals and oxide Nanoparticles on aquatic plants, microbes and algae 9. Impact of nanoparticles on genomics of living organisms 10. Physiology, Chemistry and Biochemistry of Nanoparticles 11. Phytotoxicity of silver nanoparticles to aquatic plants, algae and microorganisms 12. Zinc oxide nanoparticles' impact on aquatic plants, algae and microorganisms 13. Do nanoparticles possess ecotoxicological risks to the aquatic environment? 14. Availability, behavior and impact of nanoparticles in the environment 15. Ecotoxicology of carbon-based engineered nanoparticles on plants and aquatic ecosystem 16. Uptake and translocation of nanoparticles in wetland plants 17. Relevance of wetland plants in the synthesis of nanoparticles 18. Toxicity assessment of cerium oxide nanoparticles in wetland plants 19. Behavior of nanoparticles on aquatic foods and vegetables 20. Genotoxicity of silver nanoparticles in wetland plants and algae 21. Changes in gene expression of algae and aquatic plants in response to nanoparticles and ionsshow more