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Type: Journal article
Title: Biological synthesis of nanoparticles from plants and microorganisms
Author: Singh, P.
Kim, Y.
Zhang, D.
Yang, D.
Citation: Trends in Biotechnology, 2016; 34(7):588-599
Publisher: Elsevier
Issue Date: 2016
ISSN: 0167-7799
1879-3096
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Priyanka Singh, Yu-Jin Kim, Dabing Zhang and Deok-Chun Yang
Abstract: Nanotechnology has become one of the most promising technologies applied in all areas of science. Metal nanoparticles produced by nanotechnology have received global attention due to their extensive applications in the biomedical and physiochemical fields. Recently, synthesizing metal nanoparticles using microorganisms and plants has been extensively studied and has been recognized as a green and efficient way for further exploiting microorganisms as convenient nanofactories. Here, we explore and detail the potential uses of various biological sources for nanoparticle synthesis and the application of those nanoparticles. Furthermore, we highlight recent milestones achieved for the biogenic synthesis of nanoparticles by controlling critical parameters, including the choice of biological source, incubation period, pH, and temperature.
Keywords: action mechanism; applications; biological synthesis; microorganisms and plants; nanoparticles
Rights: © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
RMID: 0030053937
DOI: 10.1016/j.tibtech.2016.02.006
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