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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MYCOSYNTHESIS OF NANOPARTICLES

Pp. 204-215 (12)

Krishnendu Acharya, Joy Sarkar and Siddhartha S. Deo

Abstract

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.

Keywords:

extracellular, fungi, intracellular, mycosynthesis, nanoparticles, nanotechnology

Affiliation:

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