, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 43–59 | Cite as

Diversity of Bacterial Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles

  • Aqib Javaid
  • Sandra Folarin Oloketuyi
  • Mohammad Mansoob Khan
  • Fazlurrahman Khan


There are growing demands for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using green technology approaches due to their cost-effective and eco-friendly nature. Although, there are considerable number of research reports available related to biological means such as using plants, fungi, and bacteria-assisted synthesis of silver nanoparticles. In recent trends, synthesis of AgNPs using bacteria is considered most attractive, simple, green, and cost-effective source(s). This leads to the increase in the number of reports on AgNPs synthesized by different bacterial genera (both gram-positive and gram-negative) and species. The present review article describes the diversity of bacteria (both gram-positive and gram-negative) capable of synthesizing AgNPs and possible applications of AgNPs. Thus, increasing the number of bacteria for the synthesis of AgNPs will be helpful to combat pathogenic bacteria and will open doors for novel avenues and applications.


Bacteria Diversity Extracellular Intracellular Silver nanoparticles 


Funding Information

The authors acknowledged the Department of Biotechnology, School of Engineering and Technology, Sharda University, India for the financial support.

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Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aqib Javaid
    • 1
  • Sandra Folarin Oloketuyi
    • 1
  • Mohammad Mansoob Khan
    • 2
  • Fazlurrahman Khan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biotechnology, School of Engineering and TechnologySharda UniversityGreater NoidaIndia
  2. 2.Chemical SciencesUniversiti Brunei DarussalamGadongBrunei Darussalam

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