Special Issue "The Genetic Changes Induced by Engineered Manufactured Nanomaterials (EMNs)"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Marta Marmiroli
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Guest Editor
University of Parma, Parco Area delle Scienze 33/A, Parma, Italy
Interests: plants biotechnology; plant nutrition; sustainable agriculture; nanomaterials and their effect on the environment

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The possibility that engineered manufactured nanomaterials (ENMs) can be harmful to the genetic materials of living individuals has been raised by several experiments, but it is, however, still controversial. In fact, there is also evidence that nanoparticles are not genotoxic and do not interfere with the genetic materials of organisms. It is of extreme importance to establish which nanomaterials have the potential to exert harmful effects on DNA in any type of living organisms, from simple prokaryotes to complex eukaryotes, starting from model organisms.

The aims and scopes of this Special Issue are to (1) highlight the research applications that find out which ENMs are genotoxic and which are the more susceptible organisms or cell lines, and (2) to pinpoint reliable methods to establish the genotoxicity of ENMs.

Dr. Marta Marmiroli
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Engineered manufactured nanomaterials (ENMs)
  • Genotoxicity
  • DNA fingerprinting
  • Model organisms
  • Genomic interaction
  • Proteomics
  • Metabolomics

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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