International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Mycology Science | India | Volume 3 Issue 6, June 2014 | Rating: 6.9 / 10


Biological Synthesis and Antibacterial Activityof Silver and Gold Nanoparticles Produced by the fungus Aspergillus terreus

Gitanjali B. Shelar | Ashok M. Chavan [2]


Abstract: In this study; we investigated the fungus Aspergillus terreus used for the biosynthesis of silver and gold nanoparticles. The cell free filtrate of Aspergillus terreus reacted with AgNo3 and HAuCl4 ions separately; resulting formation of silver and gold nanoparticles. The silver and gold nanoparticles were characterized by Visual analysis; UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy and Transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The silver and gold nanoparticles exhibited maximum absorbance at 430 and 540 nm in UV-Vis spectroscopy. TEM micrograph showed polydisperse spherical and ellipsoid nanoparticles in the size range from 1-50 nm. Aspergillus terreus synthesized silver nanoparticles found strong antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus and Shigella sps. However gold nanoparticles do not showed any antibacterial activity. Biological approach using the fungi is a novel way towards the safe; cost effective and ecofriendly method for the synthesis of gold nanoparticles is gaining importance in the field of nanotechnology.


Keywords: Aspergillus terreus, UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy, Transmission electron microscopy TEM, antibacterial activity, Staphylococcus aureus, Shigella sps


Edition: Volume 3 Issue 6, June 2014,


Pages: 1679 - 1683


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