Phytotoxic and genotoxic effects of silver nanoparticles exposure on germinating wheat seedlings.

@article{Vannini2014PhytotoxicAG,
  title={Phytotoxic and genotoxic effects of silver nanoparticles exposure on germinating wheat seedlings.},
  author={Candida Vannini and Guido Domingo and Elisabetta Onelli and Fabrizio De Mattia and Ilaria Bruni and Milena Marsoni and Marcella Bracale},
  journal={Journal of plant physiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={171 13},
  pages={1142-8}
}
We investigated the effects of 1 and 10 mg L(-1) AgNPs on germinating Triticum aestivum L. seedlings. The exposure to 10 mg L(-1) AgNPs adversely affected the seedling growth and induced morphological modifications in root tip cells. TEM analysis suggests that the observed effects were due primarily to the release of Ag ions from AgNPs. To gain an increased… CONTINUE READING