Giuliano Degrassi, Livia Vittori Antisari, Vittorio Venturi, Serena Carbone, Antonietta M. Gatti, Chiara Gambardella, Carla Falugi, Gilmo Vianello


The present work of nanocotoxicity wants to propose a new plant model starting from the rice plant. The model takes into consideration the impact of engineered nanoparticles (Ag, Co, Ni, CeO2, Fe3O4, TiO2) on rice plants that were weakened by infections of Xanthomonas oryzae pv oryzae bacteria. The results indicate that some NPs increase the rice sensitivity to the pathogen while others decrease the virulence of the pathogen towards rice. No-enrichment in component metal concentration is detected in above organs of rice, with exception of Ni-NPs treatment. An imbalance of major elements in infected rice crops treated with NPs was investigated.


engineered nanoparticles; Ag; Co; Ni; CeO2; rice; Xanthomonas oryzae

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