Screening of cyanobacteria and microalgae for their ability to synthesize silver nanoparticles with antibacterial activity

@inproceedings{Patel2015ScreeningOC,
  title={Screening of cyanobacteria and microalgae for their ability to synthesize silver nanoparticles with antibacterial activity},
  author={Vijay Patel and David E. Berthold and Pravin R. Puranik and Miroslav Gantar},
  booktitle={Biotechnology reports},
  year={2015}
}
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 14 out of 16 tested strains. In most of the cases Ag-NPs were formed both in the presence of biomass as well as in the cell-free culture… CONTINUE READING