Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/21221
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Plants
AgNPs
Phytotoxicity
Uptake
Reactive oxygen species (ROS)
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2019
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Yan, A., & Chen, Z. (2019). Impacts of silver nanoparticles on plants: A focus on the phytotoxicity and underlying mechanism. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 20(5): 1003. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijms20051003
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Nanotechnology was well developed during past decades and implemented in a broad range of industrial applications, which led to an inevitable release of nanomaterials into the environment and ecosystem. Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are one of the most commonly used nanomaterials in various fields, especially in the agricultural sector. Plants are the basic component of the ecosystem and the most important source of food for mankind; therefore, understanding the impacts of AgNPs on plant growth and development is crucial for the evaluation of potential environmental risks on food safety and human health imposed by AgNPs. The present review summarizes uptake, translocation, and accumulation of AgNPs in plants, and exemplifies the phytotoxicity of AgNPs on plants at morphological, physiological, cellular, and molecular levels. It also focuses on the current understanding of phytotoxicity mechanisms via which AgNPs exert their toxicity on plants. In addition, the tolerance mechanisms underlying survival strategy that plants adopt to cope with adverse effects of AgNPs are discussed.
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10.3390/ijms20051003
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