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Biogenic synthesis of gold and silver nanoparticles by seed plants
R. Indira Iyer,
Published in
2014
PMID: 24749471
Volume: 14
   
Issue: 2
Pages: 2024 - 2037
Abstract
Nanoparticles have an enormous range of biomedical and environmental applications and can be used for development of various nanodevices for diagnostics and drug delivery. Biogenic production of nanoparticles, that is of silver and gold, by seed plants, especially flowering plants, has evoked considerable interest in the last decade. Different organs of plants as well as callus cultures have been used for the production of these metal nanoparticles. It is possible to regulate the geometry of the nanoparticles by modifying the experimental parameters. In many cases the phytosynthesized gold and silver nanoparticles have been demonstrated to be potentially useful for treatment of various diseases. The production of gold and silver nanoparticles by diverse species of seed plants and their biological activity are discussed in this article. © 2014 American Scientific Publishers.
About the journal
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
ISSN15334880
Open AccessNo
Concepts (14)
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    Biological product
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    Gold
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    Metal nanoparticle
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    Silver
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    Chemistry
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    Isolation and purification
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    Metabolism
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    Plant seed
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    Review
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    SEEDLING
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    Biological products
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    Metal nanoparticles
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    SEEDLING
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    Seeds