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Synthesis of Nanoparticles by Microbes

  • Arusa Aftab
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Abstract

Microorganisms are related to nanoworld. Nanoworld or nanotechnology describes the characteristics of particles with size ranging from 1–100 nm. Nanotechnology is the field of interest now for the scientist and they are applying it in each and every field of life like medicine, drug delivery, electronic, construction etc. They believe to be the future of the globe. There are a number of chemical and physical methods of nanoparticles synthesis but they are not considered to be cost effective on large scale. Moreover they add to the pollution of environment, thus making their use hazardous. But the use of biological method for the purpose is a better option. One of such method is use of microbe. This chapter includes the detail of some microbes, bacteria as well as fungi which are under research to develop nanoparticles of different metals and metal derivatives. This chapter also covers the main mechanism of the microbes involved in the biogenic synthesis of nanoparticles without causing any harm to the environment or system.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arusa Aftab
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  1. 1.Department of BotanyLahore College for Women UniversityLahorePakistan

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