The role of nanotechnology for improving crop production

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Today, green nanotechnology has great importance due to the presence of different modes of restrictive action against various pathogens such as fungi and bacterial species. The use of nanomaterials has recently increased in agriculture and plant-tissue culture thanks to their unique different properties such as; magnetic, electrical, mechanical, optical, and chemical properties. Optimum use of iron increases protein content in the wheat grain. They also enhance plant growth by improving disease resistance and increase stability of the plants by anti-bending and deeper rooting of crops. It has been reported by many researchers that Nano-fertilizers significantly influenced the seed germination which demonstrated the effect of Nano fertilizers on seed and seed vigor. Chemical methods have been used for the synthesis of nanoparticles. Developing Nano-biotechnology is generating interests in research towards eco-friendly, cost effective and biological synthesis of nanoparticles. Nanoparticles systems have been combined into plant fungal disease controlpractices. Using nanoparticles as biosensors in plant disease diagnostics is also illustrated.

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Amir Lakzian

Ferdowsi University

Professor, Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture Mashhad, Iran

Maryam Bayat

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

Agrobiotechnological Department, Agrarian and Technological Institute Moscow, Russian Federation

Anvar Gadzhikurbanov

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

Agroengineering Department, Agrarian and Technological Institute Moscow, Russian Federation

Meisam Zargar

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

Associate Professor, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Agrobiotechnological Department, Agrarian and Technological Institute Moscow, Russian Federation


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