We use the agricultural legume crop Medicago sativa (alfalfa) to characterize the efficiency and biological effects of novel nano-fertilizers.
This project aims to exploit the ways in which plants interact with nanomaterials to design a bioinspired nano-fertilizer. We focus on an environmentally safe nano-fertilizer formulation that enhances the defense of the plant. The agricultural legume crop Medicago sativa (alfalfa) serves as our model plant to understand the nano-fertilizer’s efficiency and biological effects.
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