January 25, 2018

Metagenomic analyses of large groups of microorganisms can be used to evaluate how bacteria and other microbes behave when exposed to nanomaterials. The results from such studies could help screen novel nano-products with respect to their impact on the environment and focus future testing. They could also help in the design of more environmentally friendly nanoparticles based on a particle’s shape or its surface coating.

http://nanotechweb.org/cws/article/tech/70941