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Crit Rev Biotechnol. 2005 Oct-Dec;25(4):199-204.

Nanotechnology and potential of microorganisms.

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School of Biotechnology, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi, India.

Abstract

There is a growing need to develop clean, nontoxic and environmentally friendly ("green chemistry") procedures for synthesis and assembly of nanoparticles. The use of biological organisms in this area is rapidly gaining importance due to its growing success and ease of formation of nanoparticles. Presently, the potential of bio-organisms ranges from simple prokaryotic bacterial cells to eukaryotic fungus and even live plants. In this article we have reviewed some of these biological systems, which have revolutionized the art of nano-material synthesis.

PMID:
16419617
DOI:
10.1080/07388550500361994
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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