Journal of Nanoparticle Research

, Volume 10, Issue 3, pp 507–517 | Cite as

Biosynthesis of nanoparticles: technological concepts and future applications

  • Prashant Mohanpuria
  • Nisha K. Rana
  • Sudesh Kumar YadavEmail author
Technology and Applications


Nanotechnology involves the production, manipulation and use of materials ranging in size from less than a micron to that of individual atoms. Although nanomaterials may be synthesized using chemical approaches, it is now possible to include the use of biological materials. In this review, we critically assess the role of microorganisms and plants in the synthesis of nanoparticles.


Biologicals Nanoparticles biosynthesis Nanoparticles applications Nanotechnology Plants Microorganisms 



Authors are thankful to Dr. P.S. Ahuja, Director, IHBT for his valuable suggestions during writing of this article. We would like to acknowledge Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt. of India, New Delhi for providing continuous financial support for our research work. The IHBT communication number of this article is 755.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Prashant Mohanpuria
    • 1
  • Nisha K. Rana
    • 1
  • Sudesh Kumar Yadav
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Biotechnology DivisionInstitute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, CSIRPalampurIndia

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