Impact of carbon nanotube exposure to seeds of valuable crops.

  title={Impact of carbon nanotube exposure to seeds of valuable crops.},
  author={Mohamed Hassen Lahiani and Enkeleda Dervishi and Jihua Chen and Zeid A Nima and Alain J. Gaume and Alexandru S. Biris and Mariya V Khodakovskaya},
  journal={ACS applied materials & interfaces},
  volume={5 16},
Multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) affected seed germination, growth, and the development of three important crops (barley, soybean, corn). Early seed germination and activation of growth in exposed seedlings was observed when MWCNTs were added to sterile agar medium. Similarly, seed germination was activated for all tested crop species when MWCNTs were deposited on seed surfaces. The ability of MWCNTs to penetrate the seed coats of corn, barley, and soybean was proven by detection of… CONTINUE READING