Pravin R. Puranik

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The aim of this study was to assess the ability of selected strains of cyanobacteria and microalgae to biosynthesize silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) by using two procedures; (i) suspending the live and washed biomass of microalgae and cyanobacteria into the AgNO3 solution and (ii) by adding AgNO3 into a cell-free culture liquid. Ag-NPs were biosynthesized by(More)
Biosorption of cadmium from solution was studied using a hamycin-producing Streptomyces pimprina waste biomass. Mycelial pretreatments with 80% ethanol increased the uptake of cadmium threefold. The rate of uptake of the metal was maximum in the first 10 min and the equilibration of the system was achieved after 60 min. At pH 2.0 there was no adsorption of(More)
The present study is an investigation into the adsorption of zinc metal on marine diatom Nitzschia sp. under the influence of ultraviolet radiation to reveal the possible role of radiation in metal biomineralization. Nitzschia sp. was isolated from marine habitat and gradually acclimatized to UVA, UVB, and zinc (30 mg/L). The culture was subjected to(More)
In the present investigation, curcumin loaded magnetically active frustules have been reported. The diatoms were cultured and frustules were obtained by chemical and thermal processes. The frustules were rendered magnetically active by incorporation of iron oxide nanoparticle using two different methods involving ferrofluid (CMDM-F) and in situ synthesis(More)
The present study reports a process wherein CO2 is captured in the form of bicarbonates using calcium oxide and photosynthetically fixed into biomass. Microalgal cultures viz. Chlorella sorokiniana PAZ and Arthrospira sp. VSJ were grown in the medium containing bicarbonates. The rate of bicarbonate utilization by C. sorokiniana PAZ was higher when CO2(More)
Alkaliphilic cyanobacterial cultures were isolated from Lonar lake (MS, India). Among the set of cultures, Synechocystis sp, was studied for phycocyanin production. A maximum yield was obtained in BG-11 medium at optimized conditions (pH 10 and 16 h light). In order to increase the phycocyanin yield media optimization based on the eight media components a(More)
UNLABELLED The mycosporine-like amino acids (MAAs) are a group of small molecules with a diverse ecological distribution among microorganisms. MAAs have a range of physiological functions, including protection against UV radiation, making them important from a biotechnological perspective. In the present study, we identified a putative MAA (mys) gene(More)
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