Chinese Bulletin of Botany ›› 2020, Vol. 55 ›› Issue (4): 513-528.DOI: 10.11983/CBB20008

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Research Progress on Uptake and Transport of Nanopesticides in Plants

Jing Li,Liang Guo,Haixin Cui,Bo Cui(),Guoqiang Liu()   

  1. Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development in Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100081, China
  • Received:2020-01-14 Accepted:2020-06-05 Online:2020-07-01 Published:2020-06-05
  • Contact: Bo Cui,Guoqiang Liu


Pesticide is a kind of chemicals to control crop diseases, pests and weeds for ensuring crop yields and food safety. Large particles, low effective utilization rate and large dosage are the major defects of the traditional pesticide formulations, leading to the destruction of the ecological environment. Pesticide nanoformulations can improve the dispersibility, stability and biological activity of traditional formulations. This is an important scientific approach to overcome the defects of traditional formulations, enhance the effective utilization rate of pesticides, and reduce environmental pollution. Elucidating the uptake and transport behavior of nanopesticides in plants is useful for understanding the interaction between nanopesticides and plants, revealing their uptake mechanism and bioaccumulation effect, and clarifying their biological safety. This article reviews the uptake and transport studies of nanopesticides in plants in four aspects: factors affecting the uptake and transport of nanopesticides in plants, mechanisms of uptake and transport, related analysis methods and their biological safety. This article also elaborates the modes and research methods of the uptake and transport of inorganic and organic nanopesticides in plants, and further proposes their potential applications. This piece will provide theoretical and technical basis for the design, construction and reasonable application of nanopesticides.

Key words: nanopesticide, plants, uptake and transport, analytical methods