Biosynthesis of nanoparticles: technological concepts and future applications
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- Mohanpuria, P., Rana, N.K. & Yadav, S.K. J Nanopart Res (2008) 10: 507. doi:10.1007/s11051-007-9275-x
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.