Biogenic synthesis of metal nanoparticles from actinomycetes: biomedical applications and cytotoxicity

The present review focuses on biological synthesis of metal nanoparticles and their application in medicine

Patrycja Golinska; Magdalena Wypij; Avinash P. Ingle; Indarchand Gupta; Hanna Dahm; Mahendra Rai

2014

Scholarcy highlights

  • Biogenic synthesis of metal nanoparticles has been well proved by using bacteria, fungi, algae, actinomycetes, plants, etc
  • Among the different microorganisms used for the synthesis of metal nanoparticles, actinomycetes are less known
  • There are reports, which have shown that actinomycetes are efficient candidates for the production of metal nanoparticles both intracellularly and extracellularly
  • The nanoparticles synthesized by the members of actinomycetes present good polydispersity and stability and possess significant biocidal activities against various pathogens
  • The present review focuses on biological synthesis of metal nanoparticles and their application in medicine
  • A study of the gram-negative bacterium Escherichia coli

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