Developmental phytotoxicity of metal oxide nanoparticles to Arabidopsis thaliana.

@article{Lee2010DevelopmentalPO,
  title={Developmental phytotoxicity of metal oxide nanoparticles to Arabidopsis thaliana.},
  author={Chang Woo Lee and Shaily Mahendra and Katherine R Zodrow and Dong Li and Yu-Chang Tsai and Janet Braam and Pedro J J Alvarez},
  journal={Environmental toxicology and chemistry},
  year={2010},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={669-75}
}
Phytotoxicity is an important consideration to understand the potential environmental impacts of manufactured nanomaterials. Here, we report on the effects of four metal oxide nanoparticles, aluminum oxide (nAl(2)O(3)), silicon dioxide (nSiO(2)), magnetite (nFe(3)O(4)), and zinc oxide (nZnO), on the development of Arabidopsis thaliana (Mouse-ear cress). Three toxicity indicators (seed germination, root elongation, and number of leaves) were quantified following exposure to each nanoparticle at… CONTINUE READING

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