Journal of Cluster Science

, Volume 28, Issue 4, pp 1775–1802 | Cite as

Bacilli as Biological Nano-factories Intended for Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles and Its Application in Human Welfare

  • Varish Ahmad
  • Qazi Mohammad Sajid Jamal
  • Arun K. Shukla
  • Javed Alam
  • Ahamad Imran
  • Usama Mohamed Abaza
Review Paper


The search of eco-friendly technologies for nano-synthesis is significant to expand their applications in human welfare. Nowadays, various inorganic nanoparticles with beneficial features have been synthesized via physical, chemical, and biological means. Significant biological applications of silver nanoparticles include on-infectious microbes, target drug delivery, cancer and vector-borne disease control. Their syntheses have been tested from plant fungi, bacteria, and viruses. The bacterial mediated synthesis of silver, gold, zinc and other metal leads to a milestone in nano-medicines. Thus, in this review, we focus on the contribution of Bacilli in the synthesis of silver nanoparticles, the mechanism of action and their potential application in the welfare of human beings.


Bacillus Silver nanoparticles Synthesis Biomedical applications 



Authors are thankful to the Deanship of Scientific Research at King Saud University for its funding through the Research Group Project No. RG-1437-030.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Varish Ahmad
    • 1
  • Qazi Mohammad Sajid Jamal
    • 2
  • Arun K. Shukla
    • 3
  • Javed Alam
    • 3
  • Ahamad Imran
    • 3
  • Usama Mohamed Abaza
    • 3
  1. 1.Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology Lab, Department of BiosciencesIntegral UniversityLucknowIndia
  2. 2.Department of Health Information Management, College of Applied Medical SciencesBuraydah CollegesAl QassimSaudi Arabia
  3. 3.King Abdullah Institute for NanotechnologyKing Saud UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia

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