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Nanotechnology Potential in Seed Priming for Sustainable Agriculture

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CEA, CNRS, BIAM, Laboratory for Microbial Ecology of the Rhizosphere (LEMIRE), Aix Marseille University, UMR7265 BIAM, F-13108 Saint Paul-Lez-Durance, France
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Department of Environmental Engineering, Institute of Science and Technology of Sorocaba, São Paulo State University (UNESP), Sorocaba, SP CEP 18087-180, Brazil
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Department of Animal and Plant Biology, Londrina State University (UEL), Londrina, PR CEP 86047-970, Brazil
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Nanomaterials 2021, 11(2), 267; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11020267
Received: 25 December 2020 / Revised: 12 January 2021 / Accepted: 16 January 2021 / Published: 20 January 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Environmental Nanoscience and Nanotechnology)
Our agriculture is threatened by climate change and the depletion of resources and biodiversity. A new agriculture revolution is needed in order to increase the production of crops and ensure the quality and safety of food, in a sustainable way. Nanotechnology can contribute to the sustainability of agriculture. Seed nano-priming is an efficient process that can change seed metabolism and signaling pathways, affecting not only germination and seedling establishment but also the entire plant lifecycle. Studies have shown various benefits of using seed nano-priming, such as improved plant growth and development, increased productivity, and a better nutritional quality of food. Nano-priming modulates biochemical pathways and the balance between reactive oxygen species and plant growth hormones, resulting in the promotion of stress and diseases resistance outcoming in the reduction of pesticides and fertilizers. The present review provides an overview of advances in the field, showing the challenges and possibilities concerning the use of nanotechnology in seed nano-priming, as a contribution to sustainable agricultural practices. View Full-Text
Keywords: seed nano-priming; seed coating; germination; plant resistance; nanoparticles; sustainability seed nano-priming; seed coating; germination; plant resistance; nanoparticles; sustainability
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do Espirito Santo Pereira, A.; Caixeta Oliveira, H.; Fernandes Fraceto, L.; Santaella, C. Nanotechnology Potential in Seed Priming for Sustainable Agriculture. Nanomaterials 2021, 11, 267. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11020267

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do Espirito Santo Pereira A, Caixeta Oliveira H, Fernandes Fraceto L, Santaella C. Nanotechnology Potential in Seed Priming for Sustainable Agriculture. Nanomaterials. 2021; 11(2):267. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11020267

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do Espirito Santo Pereira, Anderson, Halley Caixeta Oliveira, Leonardo Fernandes Fraceto, and Catherine Santaella. 2021. "Nanotechnology Potential in Seed Priming for Sustainable Agriculture" Nanomaterials 11, no. 2: 267. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11020267

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