Nitai Debnath

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Fumigants and residual insecticides are commonly used to combat stored grain pests. In recent years, consumer awareness of the health hazard from residual toxicity and the growing problem of insect resistance to these conventional insecticides have led the researchers to look for alternative strategies for stored grains protection. For example, diatomaceous(More)
Nowadays gold nanoparticle (GNP) is increasingly being used in drug delivery and diagnostics. Here we have reported a comparative analysis of detailed stability and toxicity (in vitro and in vivo) profile of three water soluble spherical GNPs, having nearly similar size, but the surfaces of which were modified with three different capping materials aspartic(More)
Many insect-pests have developed resistances to pesticides. Therefore, there is always a need for new plant protection substances. For example the physically active insecticide diatomaceous earth (DE) gained much attention as an alternative insecticide in stored products. DE is a naturally occurring silica, which acts by destroying the insect's cuticle by(More)
In spite of devastating impact of mosquito borne pathogens on humans, widespread resistance to chemical insecticides and environmental concerns from residual toxicity limit mosquito control strategies. We tested three nanoparticles, chitosan, carbon quantum dot (CQD), and silica complexed with dsRNA, to target two mosquito genes (SNF7 and SRC) for(More)
Despite discovery of the pathogen more than 100 years ago, tuberculosis (TB) continues to be a major killer disease worldwide. Currently a third of world population is infected and multiple-drug-resistant (mdr) TB registers maximum mortality by a single pathogen. Nanomedicine provides enormous opportunity for developing novel drugs. We have recently(More)
Environmental pollution is one of the greatest problems that the world is facing today, and it is increasing with every passing year and causing grave and irreparable damage to the earth. Nanomaterials, because of their novel physical and chemical characteristics, have great promise to combat environment pollution. Nanotechnology is being used to devise(More)
Grasserie, a polyorganotrophic disease caused by Bombyx mori nucleopolyhedrovirus (BmNPV), accounts for lethal infection to fifth instar silkworm larvae. It was found that nanoparticle (NP)-induced morphological transformation of BmNPV polyhedra could reduce the infectivity of BmNPV both in cell line and in silkworm larvae. Initially, 11 NPs were screened(More)
Here we describe a simple, novel method of zinc oxide nanoparticle (ZNP) synthesis and physicochemical characterization. The dose-dependent antifungal effect of ZNPs, compared to that of micronized zinc oxide (MZnO), was studied on two pathogenic fungi: Aspergillus niger and Fusarium oxysporum. Superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity, ascorbate peroxidase(More)
Nanoscale technologies have gone from being just an ambitious concept to being a rapidly advancing area of interdisciplinary science with immense practical importance. Feynman's vision on nanoscience provided great impetus to the development of nanophysics, nanochemistry, nanoelectronics and nanotechnology in general. High resolution microscopic devices(More)
Die vorliegende Arbeit befasst sich mit dem Einsatz von Silikaten unter variablen Klimabedingungen gegen die gartenbaulichen Schädlinge Epilachna vigintioctopunctata (F.) und dem Asiatischen Baumwollwurm Spodoptera litura (F.). Die Schädlinge wurden mit den Substanzen „Fossil Shield® 90.0s“, „Advasan®“ sowie verschiedenen hydrophoben Formulierungen einer(More)