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sexta-feira, 20 de abril de 2012

Scientists show nanoscale material inhibits growth of rapeseed plants

A imagem no tamanho (188K)A research group from France has published a study on the effect of nanosized molybdenum clusters on the growth of rapeseed plants.
 The scientists found that the clusters did not affect seed germination but greatly inhibited plant growth, and that this inhibition was significantly more when plants were treated with nanosized particles than with microsized clusters.
The nanosized clusters were found to affect the structure of the plant root in a different manner than microsized clusters, due to greater root penetration of the nanosized material.

The study is published in the Journal of Hazardous Materials.

Fonte: ChemicalWatch