Advances in Biotechnology

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The first volume of this Ebook series brings together the most recent advances from leading experts in the burgeoning field of biotechnology. This comprehensive text adopts a multidisciplinary ...
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Pp. 204-215 (12)

Krishnendu Acharya, Joy Sarkar and Siddhartha S. Deo


The field of nanotechnology has generated great enthusiasm in recent years. The development of reliable, eco-friendly process for the synthesis of nano scale materials is an important aspect of nanotechnology. In this context a wide range of biological organisms such as bacteria, actinomycetes, algae, fungus etc. were listed for the development of clean, nontoxic and environmentally acceptable “green chemistry” procedure. This review covers a brief overview of the worldwide research efforts on the use of fungus in the biosynthesis of inorganic nanoparticles.


extracellular, fungi, intracellular, mycosynthesis, nanoparticles, nanotechnology


Molecular and Applied Mycology and Plant Pathology Laboratory. Department of Botany, University of Calcutta, Kolkata-700019, India