Zoya Javed

Zoya Javed
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi | IIT Delhi · Centre for Rural Development and Technology

Research Scholar IIT Delhi
Application of Nanotechnology for sustainable agriculture.

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Introduction
I am working on the development of safe and effective agri-nanoproducts for the improvement of soil health.

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Publications (13)
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Nanoproducts are gaining more importance in scientific society and the industrial sphere thus emerging as a new contaminant of the terrestrial systems including soil biology and biochemistry. Organic carbons are crucial in the growth and development of microorganisms and plants. Soil rich in organic carbon is considered as fertile. Enzymes like β-g...
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Lignocellulosic materials form the building block of 50% of plant biomass comprising non-chewable agri-components like wheat straw, rice stubbles, wood shavings and other crop residues. The degradation of lignin, cellulose and hemicellulose is complicated and presently being done by chemical process for industrial application through a very energy...
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Nanobionics involves the improvement of plant or plant productivity using nanomaterials. Growth of a plant from a seed encompasses various factors which are directly or indirectly dependent upon the imbibition of micro and macro nutrients and vital elements from the soil. Since most of the nutrition is physiologically unavailable to the plants, it...
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Melatonin was discovered as a pineal gland hormone in animals and is now more significantly known as a signaling molecule in plants' biotic and abiotic stressors. Melatonin has been traced back to prokaryotic organisms during evolution and its primary function of antioxidant scavenging free radicals in photosynthetic prokaryotic bacteria is a lesse...
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Soil actinomycetes are known as very versatile micro-machinery having tremendous potential to produce enzymes like cellulases, chitinases, proteases, and other agro-biochemicals, which are very instrumental in soil reclamation and sustainable soil health. The metabolic aspects of actinomycetes offer enormous possibilities for industrial and commerc...
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Fungal diversity enables us to discover different kinds of metabolites. Higher fungi are involved in secondary metabolite production. Metabolites are an intermediate response that completes physiological digestion outcomes that determine multiple critical biological activities in the human body such as signals as well as stimulating and inhibitory...
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Nanotechnology proved as a boon to this era and is widely applied in many areas of science and technology. Agriculture is the backbone of industrial raw material and it is very important to have technologies supporting high yield, better crop production and protection in a cost effective, ecofriendly and sustainable way. Globally, there is a lot of...
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Panchagavya is combination of five different products, cow milk, curd, ghee, dung and urine obtained from cows. It has been traditionally utilized as an excellent, organic, cheaper, and effective source of manure in India. The major impact has been observed in improvement of various factors including soil alkalinity, sodicity, acidity, fertility, n...
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Sugar mills are most valuable agro based industry in India having attention about pollutants in it's by products. The most significant byproduct is the liquid waste effluents having various characteristics like high COD, BOD level and undesirable amount of solids, ions etc. These unfavorable parts of effluents are constantly contaminating our envir...
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Polyphenol oxidases are enzymes that catalyze the oxidation of certain phenolic substrates to quinones in the presence of molecular oxygen. Polyphenol oxidases are widely used in several applications like food industry, medicine, wastewater treatment etc. In this study, detection, purification and characterization of polyphenol oxidase from thermop...

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