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Green Biosynthesis of Silver Nanoparticles by the Endophytic Fungus Fusarium oxysporum from Ginseng

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There is an enormous interest in developing safe, cost-effective and environment-friendly technologies for synthesis of nano-materials by microorganisms. The biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs), using the endophytic fungus Fusarium oxysporum from ginseng, is reported in this study. The synthesis was performed in the laboratory at room temperature. UV-visible spectrophotometry, X-ray, and transmission electron microscopy were applied to ascertain the formation of AgNPs. The synthesized AgNPs were exceptionally stable at room temperature. Neutral pH favored the formation of AgNPs, and elevated temperature accelerated the reduction process. Synthesis of such eco-friendly nanoparticles makes this method potentially exciting for large-scale production.
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Keywords: ENDOPHYTIC FUNGUS; FUSARIUM OXYSPORUM; GREEN BIOSYNTHESIS; SILVER NANOPARTICLES

Document Type: Short Communication

Publication date: July 1, 2017

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  • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters (NNL) is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal consolidating nanoscale research activities in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine into a single and unique reference source. NNL provides the means for scientists, engineers, medical experts and technocrats to publish original short research articles as communications/letters of important new scientific and technological findings, encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of the physical sciences, engineering and medicine.
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