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Evaluation of root absorption and displacement of ZnO nanoparticles in Phaseolus vulgaris (beans)

Grant number: 16/04611-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2016
Effective date (End): March 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry - Analytical Chemistry
Principal Investigator:Hudson Wallace Pereira de Carvalho
Grantee:Tatiana Nishida Máximo da Cruz
Host Institution: Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura (CENA). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Piracicaba , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:15/05942-0 - Shedding light on the metabolism of nanomaterials absorbed by plants with X-ray and vibrational spectroscopy, AP.JP


This project investigates the metabolism of ZnO nanoparticles incorporated by roots in Phaseolus vulgaris. Therefore the work strategy consists in a systematic study and quantitative of the absorption of ZnO nanoparticles, effects evaluation of nanomaterials at plants morphological development, location of storage plant tissue, micronutrients mapping around the stock regions and determination of chemical environment of absorbed nanoparticles. It is expected that the results obtained can help in the comprehension of the assimilation and reactivity of nanomaterials in plants. (AU)

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DA CRUZ, TATIANA N. M.; SAVASSA, SUSILAINE M.; GOMES, MARCOS H. F.; RODRIGUES, EDUARDO S.; DURAN, NADIA M.; DE ALMEIDA, EDUARDO; MARTINELLI, ADRIANA P.; DE CARVALHO, HUDSON W. P.. Shedding light on the mechanisms of absorption and transport of ZnO nanoparticles by plants via in vivo X-ray spectroscopy. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE-NANO, v. 4, n. 12, p. 2367-2376, . (15/19121-8, 16/04611-2, 15/05942-0, 16/08589-1)
DA CRUZ, TATIANA N. M.; SAVASSA, SUSILAINE M.; MONTANHA, GABRIEL S.; ISHIDA, JULIANE K.; DE ALMEIDA, EDUARDO; TSAI, SIU M.; LAVRES JUNIOR, JOSE; PEREIRA DE CARVALHO, HUDSON W.. A new glance on root-to-shoot in vivo zinc transport and time-dependent physiological effects of ZnSO4 and ZnO nanoparticles on plants. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v. 9, . (15/05942-0, 16/04611-2)
Academic Publications
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CRUZ, Tatiana Nishida Máximo da. Root absorption and effects of ZnO nanoparticles on Phaseolus vulgaris plants. 2018. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura (CENA/STB) Piracicaba.

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