Copper oxide nanoparticles and bulk copper oxide, combined with indole-3-acetic acid, alter aluminum, boron, and iron in Pisum sativum seeds.

Author(s) Ochoa, L.; Zuverza-Mena, N.; Medina-Velo, I.A.; Flores-Margez, J.Pedro; Peralta-Videa, J.R.; Gardea-Torresdey, J.L.
Journal Sci Total Environ
Date Published 2018 Sep 01

The interaction of CuO nanoparticles (nCuO), a potential nanopesticide, with the growth hormone indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) is not well understood. This study aimed to evaluate the nutritional components in seeds of green pea (Pisum sativum) cultivated in soil amended with nCuO at 50 or 100mgkg, with/without IAA at 10 or 100μM. Similar treatments including bulk CuO (bCuO) and CuCl were set as controls. Bulk CuO at 50mgkg reduced seed yield (52%), compared with control. Bulk CuO at 50mgkg and nCuO at 100mgkg, plus IAA at 100μM, increased iron in seeds (41 and 42%, respectively), while nCuO at 50mgkg, plus IAA at 100μM reduced boron (80%, respect to control and 63%, respect to IAA at 100μM). IAA, at 10μM increased seed protein (33%), compared with control (p≤0.05). At both concentrations IAA increased sugar in seeds (20%). Overall, nCuO, plus IAA at 10μM, does not affect the production or nutritional quality of green pea seeds.

DOI 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.04.003
Keywords Aluminum; Boron; Copper; Indoleacetic Acids; Iron; Metal Nanoparticles; Nutritive Value; Peas
ISSN 1879-1026
Citation Sci Total Environ. 2018;634:12381245.

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