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terça-feira, 11 de dezembro de 2012

Manufactured Nanoparticles and Agriculture

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)
A team led by UC Santa Barbara scientists studied the effects of manufactured nanoparticles on soybean crops in an effort to evaluate the possible environmental impact.

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

Soybeans Susceptible to Man-made Materials in Soil (Science Codex) 8/21/2012

Nanosized Pollutants Pose Crop Risks(Science News) 8/21/2012

Metal Nanoparticles Hurt Soybean Growth(Science Mag) 8/21/2012

Nanoparticle Pollution Could Stunt Crop Growth (Wired Science) 8/23/2012

The journal article can be found here.

Fonte: UCSB Researchd