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Biosynthesis of nanoparticles: technological concepts and future applications

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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.

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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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Mohanpuria, P., Rana, N.K. & Yadav, S.K. Biosynthesis of nanoparticles: technological concepts and future applications. J Nanopart Res 10, 507–517 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11051-007-9275-x

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