PUBLICATION: Can nanoparticles affect to the root functionality of plants?

The application of iron nanomaterials is being rapidly extended. Since a good understanding of the interactions between nanomaterials and plants is of paramount importance for assessing their toxicity, two experiments were carried out to study the effects of two iron nanomaterials (nZVI and nFe2 O3) on the response of tomato plants, focusing on the root water conductivity. The results have just been published in Environmental and Experimental Botany.
Financed by Fundación Séneca (19835/PD/15) and Czech Science Foundation (15–07117S).

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Martínez-Fernández D., Komárek M., 2016. Comparative effects of nanoscale zero-valent iron (nZVI) and Fe2 O3 nanoparticles on root hydraulic conductivity of Solanum lycopersicum L. Environmental and Experimental Botany 131, 128–136.