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Growth stimulation of gram (Cicer arietinum) plant by water soluble carbon nanotubes

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Abstract

Water soluble carbon nanotubes (wsCNTs) show enhancement of the growth rate of common gram (Cicer arietinum) plants. Treating plants with up to 6.0 μg mL−1 of wsCNT shows an increased growth rate in every part of the plant including the roots, shoots and also in branching. The noticeable difference between the wsCNT treated and controlled gram is the water uptake; in the former it is dramatically enhanced, suggesting better water absorption and retention related to enhanced growth. This work shows that unlike CNTs, wsCNTs are non-toxic to plant cells that conserve water transport in plants.

Graphical abstract: Growth stimulation of gram (Cicer arietinum) plant by water soluble carbon nanotubes

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The article was received on 28 Sep 2010, accepted on 15 Nov 2010 and first published on 21 Jan 2011


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C0NR00722F
Citation: Nanoscale, 2011,3, 1176-1181
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    Growth stimulation of gram (Cicer arietinum) plant by water soluble carbon nanotubes

    S. Tripathi, S. K. Sonkar and S. Sarkar, Nanoscale, 2011, 3, 1176
    DOI: 10.1039/C0NR00722F

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