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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2017; 5(4): 661-666            |                 Available online, December 31, 2017

Copper Nanoparticles using Onion (Allium cepa) Extract and their Application in Plant Growth


Bhanushali Mansi P1,    Jaybhaye Sandesh V2  and Gutte Arun V3

 

1 Department of Biotechnology, Birla College of Arts Science and Commerce, Kalyan, Mumbai University, India

2 Department of Chemistry, Birla College of Arts Science and Commerce, Kalyan, Mumbai University, India

3Department of Regional Extension Education Centre, Ambajogai, Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth, Parbhani, India 

Received: 08. 11.2017   |     Accepted: 28.12.2017   |   Published : 31.12.2017

Rapidly expanding use of nanoparticles in every section of life necessitates finding their potential to increase food production to match with increasing population. This study was conducted in NTRC (Nano Technology Research Centre) lab to determine the potential of copper nanoparticles (Cu-NPs) for enhancing growth of wheat.  Cu-NPs were prepared from onion extract. Their characterization carried out. (UV-VIS Spectroscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Energy Dispersive x-ray Spectroscopy). In pots Cu-NPs of (15, 25, 35, 45and 55 ppm) concentration significantly increased growth of wheat as compared with control. However, 35ppm Cu-NPs treated pot produced significantly higher root length; shoot length, germination percentage, chlorophyll content, fresh weight, dry root weight. Results of this study reveal that Cu-NPs have the potential to enhance growth of wheat but their desired effect is depending on its concentration.

 

Keywords: Copper nanoparticles, Onion Extract, Plant Growth, SEM – EDS, UV-Visible spectroscopy.

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Editor: Dr.Arvind Chavhan

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Bhanushali Mansi P, Jaybhaye Sandesh V  and Gutte Arun V (2017) Copper Nanoparticles using Onion (Allium cepa) Extract and their Application in Plant Growth; International J. of Life Sciences, 5 (4): 661-666. 

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Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.

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Copyright: © 2017 | Author(s), This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial - No Derives License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.

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