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Nanobiotechnology meets plant cell biology: carbon nanotubes as organelle targeting nanocarriers

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Abstract

For years, nanotechnology has shown great promise in the fields of biomedical and biotechnological sciences and medical research. In this review, we demonstrate its versatility and applicability in plant cell biology studies. Specifically, we discuss the ability of functionalized carbon nanotubes to penetrate the plant cell wall, target specific organelles, probe protein-carrier activity and induce organelle recycling in plant cells. We also, shed light on prospective applications of carbon nanomaterials in cell biology and plant cell transformation.

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Submitted
03 Nov 2012
Accepted
11 Dec 2012
First published
12 Dec 2012

RSC Adv., 2013,3, 4856-4862
Article type
Review Article

Nanobiotechnology meets plant cell biology: carbon nanotubes as organelle targeting nanocarriers

M. F. Serag, N. Kaji, S. Habuchi, A. Bianco and Y. Baba, RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 4856
DOI: 10.1039/C2RA22766E

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