Nanoelicitors Application Promote Antioxidant Capacity of <i>Asparagus officinalis</i> (In Vitro)


  • Reza Mohammadhassan Plant Science Department, Amino Techno Gene Private Virtual Lab (NGO)
  • Annahid Ferdosi Plant Science Department, Amino Techno Gene Private Virtual Lab (NGO)
  • Alexander Marcus Seifalian Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine Commercialization Centre, the London Bioscience Innovation Centre
  • Maral Seifalian Medicinal Science Department, Amino Techno Gene Private Virtual Lab (NGO)
  • Shiva Malmir Plant Science Department, Amino Techno Gene Private Virtual Lab (NGO)



Nanoelicitor, Iron nanoparticles, Selenium nanoparticles, Antioxidant capacity, Asparagus officinalis, Plant tissue culture.


Nanoparticles recently play remarkable roles in modern agriculture and biotechnology due to specific exclusively physicochemical and biological characteristics of the particles. In recent years, nanoparticles are been using as fertilizers and elicitors to improve crops. Nutritionists are constantly seeking natural antioxidants without side effects to using for healthcare and treatment. Asparagus officinalis L. as medicinal plant treated by iron (0, 10, 50 and 100 mg/L) and selenium (0, 0.5,
and 1 mg/L) nanoparticles as nano elicitors. Then the antioxidant capacity of A. officinalis L. was detected and measured by α, α-diphenyl-β-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) assay, for assessment of the antioxidant activity. The iron nanoparticles
concentration significantly increases the antioxidant activity of both male and female asparagus stem, as well as selenium nanoparticles. When combined iron and selenium used as nano elicitors then cause the antioxidant activity significantly decreases. But the integration of two nano elicitors (iron and selenium) decreased antioxidant capacity while the use of nano-selenium could enhance antioxidant capacity. The application of nano elicitor increased antioxidant capacity in the female stem than male.

Author Biographies

Reza Mohammadhassan, Plant Science Department, Amino Techno Gene Private Virtual Lab (NGO)

Plant Science Department

Annahid Ferdosi, Plant Science Department, Amino Techno Gene Private Virtual Lab (NGO)

Plant Science Department

Alexander Marcus Seifalian, Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine Commercialization Centre, the London Bioscience Innovation Centre

Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine

Maral Seifalian, Medicinal Science Department, Amino Techno Gene Private Virtual Lab (NGO)

Medicinal Science Department

Shiva Malmir, Plant Science Department, Amino Techno Gene Private Virtual Lab (NGO)

Plant Science Department


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