UCSB Scientists Study the Impact of Manufactured Nanoparticles on Soybean Crops
|This soybean plant was separated into its parts during the |
harvest phase of the experiment
(Credit: Patricia Holden)
The study showed manufactured nanoparticles that are expected to end up in agricultural soil had measureable effects on the root nodules, stems, leaves, and beans of the soybeans plants, and demonstrated the potential for nanomaterial to affect agriculture, including soil fertility affecting crop growth.
UCSB Scientists Examine Effects of Manufactured Nanoparticles on Soybeans Crops (UCSB) 8/20/2012
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Metal Nanoparticles Hurt Soybean Growth(Science Mag) 8/21/2012
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The journal article can be found here.
Fonte: UCSB Researchd