Advanced Functional Materials

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22_17/2012Nanotechnology 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)

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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