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

Maged F. Serag, Noritada Kaji, Satoshi Habuchi, Alberto Bianco, Yoshinobu Baba

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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. © 2013 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4856
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number15
StatePublished - 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)


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