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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 2
First page : (423) Last page : (433)
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Effect of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube (MWCNT) on Rice (Pusa Basmati 1121): Insight into their Physiological and Biochemical Parameters
during Growth and Development

Shamshad Ul Haq1, Raini Verma1, Rakhi Poonia1, Prerna Dhingra1, S. L. Kothari2, and
Sumita Kachhwaha1*

1Department of Botany, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur-302004, India
2Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University Rajasthan, Jaipur 302006, India
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Received: 15.03.2019  |  Revised: 18.04.2019   |  Accepted: 23.04.2019  



Nanotechnology has great potential to transform and improve the quality of life through its applications in various fields of science and technologies. From last decade, this technology is becoming very attractive through new innovations and techniques used in agriculture and food industry. The present study focus the effect of multiwalled carbon nanotube (MWCNT type 12) on PB 1121 rice variety by inspection of physiological (germination percentage, shoot length, root length and fresh weight) and biochemical [reactive oxygen species (ROS), indole acetic acid (IAA) and polyphenol oxidase (PPO)] practices during growth and development. A significant increase in seed germination percentage and plant growth was observed against various concentrations of MWCNT supplemented in Murashige and Skoog medium (MS) culture media. On comparing to control, MWCNT treated seedlings were found to be well flourished but remarkably enhanced root system was identified with increased ROS level interestingly. According to IAA and PPO activities, no significant variation was observed in MWCNT treated plants compare to control plants. The carbon nanotube has regulatory effect on seedling and plant growth which resulted in enhanced and improved shoot and root systems. Therefore, the results of this study strengthen our knowledge about MWCNT and also enforce to find out mechanism and relation between the physiological and biochemical parameters for further study.

Key words: Carbon nanotube, Rice, Physiological parameter and Biochemical activity

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Cite this article: Ul Haq, S., Verma, R., Poonia, R., Dhingra, P., Kothari, S.L. and Kachhwaha, S., Effect of multiwalled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) on Rice (Pusa Basmati 1121): Insight into their physiological and biochemical parameters during growth and development, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.7(2): 423-433 (2019). doi: