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Assessment of molybdenum trioxide nanosheets for their ability to alter photosynthesis in plants using pulse amplitude modulation fluorometry

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posted on 2024-02-26, 00:36 authored by Greg Farmer

As the global population increases and climate change accelerates, the need to ensure the safety and productivity of current agricultural land increases too. Currently there are still millions of people going to bed hunrgy and this number is only going to increase as current agricultural practises are failing to keep up with demand. To address this issue nanotechnology is emerging as a promising solution to these issues. With a recent increase in populatiry, the application of different nanomaterials into agricultural plants has shown exciting results.

MoO3 nanosheets has been shown to be able to increase the photochemistry though the creation hot electrons. Using this feature of MoO3 nanosheets, herein, we are able to show that the electron transport rate of Spinacia oleracea (baby spinch) was inceased after the application of these nanosheets and that pulse amplitude modulation fluoromerty is an appropriate method to assess the effects that MoO3 nansheets have on photosythesis. It is highly likely that this increase in photochemistry translates to an increase in photosythesis and that these nanomaterials could be used more broadly in agriculture.

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47 p.

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English

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Masters

Degree name

MBiotech&Bioinf

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David Cahill, Yichao Wang

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Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Enviroment

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School of Life and Environmental Sciences

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