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Recent Advances in Nanomaterials in Plant Biostimulation

Submission Deadline: 20 March 2023 Submit to Special Issue

Guest Editors


Prof. Dr. Adalberto Benavides-Mendoza, Research Professor, Department of Horticulture, Antonio Narro Autonomous Agricultural University, Mexico.
adalberto.benavides@uaaan.edu.mx


Dr. Misbah Naz, Researcher, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Jiangsu University, China.
misbahnaz.ray@yahoo.com; misbahnaz.ray@gmail.com


Dr. Julia Medrano-Macías, Researcher, Department of Horticulture, Antonio Narro Autonomous Agricultural University, Mexico.
jmedmac@gmail.com


Prof. Dr. Marcelino Cabrera-De la Fuente, Research Professor, Department of Horticulture, Antonio Narro Autonomous Agricultural University, Mexico.
Email: cafum7@yahoo.com

Summary

The use of biostimulants and plant biostimulation constitute a collection of activities and a biological process of rising relevance in agriculture globally. Different groups of biostimulants have been discovered and intensively studied, although nanomaterials are among the most recently considered. Until recently, most of the study on the biological impact of nanomaterials was dedicated to toxicology. However, the biostimulant-toxic dual nature of nanomaterials has recently been discovered, and it has been concluded that nanomaterials have a beneficial influence on agricultural plants in the proper concentrations.

The need to get adequate agricultural yield and quality to fulfill the rising population's demands under climate change urges us to create and invent new techniques to produce food in larger quantities, improving the efficiency of land and water usage efficiency. The use of nanomaterials as tools for the biostimulation of plants is one of the most innovative techniques accessible.

The above leads to the necessity for a special issue that addresses the developments in the biostimulation of plants using nanomaterials. The special issue explores multiple levels of biological organization, from the molecular standpoint to agricultural ecosystems. We invite to this special issue the research articles or reviews on utilizing of nanomaterials as biostimulants for boosting agricultural production or quality.


Keywords

Nanobiostimulants; seed priming; nanopriming; elicitors; hormesis; nutraceutical quality; plant stress.

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