Uptake of FITC Labeled Silica Nanoparticles and Quantum Dots by Rice Seedlings: Effects on Seed Germination and Their Potential as Biolabels for Plants

@article{Nair2011UptakeOF,
  title={Uptake of FITC Labeled Silica Nanoparticles and Quantum Dots by Rice Seedlings: Effects on Seed Germination and Their Potential as Biolabels for Plants},
  author={Remya Nair and Aby Cheruvathoor Poulose and Yutaka Nagaoka and Yasuhiko Yoshida and Toru Maekawa and D Sakthi Kumar},
  journal={Journal of Fluorescence},
  year={2011},
  volume={21},
  pages={2057-2068}
}
The use of fluorescent nanomaterials with good photostability and biocompatibility in live imaging of cells has gained increased attention. Even though several imaging techniques have been reported for mammalian cells, very limited literatures are available for nanomaterial based live imaging in plant system. We studied the uptake ability of two different nanomaterials, the highly photostable CdSe quantum dots and highly biocompatible FITC-labeled silica nanoparticles by rice seedlings which… CONTINUE READING