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Nano Pollution: A Pedagogical Strategy to Raise Awareness among Students

Author(s):

Dr. Smriti Sharma Bhatia , Miranda House, University of Delhi; Dr. Saloni Bahri, Miranda House, University of Delhi; Dr. Sushma Moitra, Miranda House, University of Delhi; Sukriti Sharma, Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu

Keywords:

Nano pollution, Vigna radiata (L.), silver nanoparticles, tissue culture

Abstract

The introduction of nanosized pollutants in the natural environment is termed as Nanopluution or Nanocontamiation. Parallel to the growth of nanotechnology in every sphere of life, Nano contamination has also increased. It affects every aspect of our life especially plants and animals. It is an interdisciplinary field and it is very important to tackle this problem. For that we need trained personnel in this field. Unfortunately, there is a real shortage of any significant teaching strategies in the curriculum that can deal with the multidisciplinary character of this subject. This module is a small step in this direction. There has been very little study of effect of nanoparticles on plants. Keeping this in mind, the students were trained in preparation of silver nanoparticles, preparation of MS (Murashige and Skoog’s) nutrient medium, incorporation of silver NPs (Nanoparticles) into the nutrient medium, sterilization of seeds, culture conditions, in vitro studies, transfer of plantlets to soil and in silico studies.

Other Details

Paper ID: NCILP017
Published in: Conference 1 : NCIL 2015
Publication Date: 16/10/2015
Page(s): 70-71

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