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UD Researchers Show That Plants Can Accumulate Nanoparticles in Tissues


November 11, 2008

Yan Jin and John Xiao Researchers at the University of Delaware have provided what is believed to be the first experimental evidence that plants can take up nanoparticles and accumulate them in their tissues. The laboratory study, which involved pumpkin plants, indicates a possible pathway for nanoparticles to enter the food chain. The research also reveals a new experimental approach for studying nanoparticles and their potential impacts. Full Story

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