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Nanotechnology Meets Plant Sciences: Gold Functionalized Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticle Mediated Protein and DNA Codelivery to Plant Cells Via the Biolistic Method (Adv. Funct. Mater. 17/2012)

Authors

  • Susana Martin-Ortigosa,

    1. Center for Plant Transformation, Plant Sciences Institute, Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA
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  • Justin S. Valenstein,

    1. Department of Chemistry U.S. Department of Energy Ames Laboratory Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA
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  • Victor S.-Y. Lin,

    1. Department of Chemistry U.S. Department of Energy Ames Laboratory Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA
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  • Brian G. Trewyn,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry U.S. Department of Energy Ames Laboratory Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA
    • Department of Chemistry U.S. Department of Energy Ames Laboratory Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA
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  • Kan Wang

    Corresponding author
    1. Center for Plant Transformation, Plant Sciences Institute, Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA
    • Center for Plant Transformation, Plant Sciences Institute, Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA.
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  • This article is dedicated to the memory of Professor Victor S.-Y. Lin, deceased May 4, 2010, in recognition of his inspiration and friendship

Abstract

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The cell wall of plant cells is a physical barrier for nanoparticle uptake that limits nanotechnology development in plant sciences. On page 3576, Brian G. Trewyn, Kan Wang, and co-workers report using gold-plated mesoporous silica nanoparticles, which have increased performance as projectiles through the biolistic method, to co-deliver proteins and plasmid DNA into walled plant cells.

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