Intracellular Biosynthesis and Antibacterial Activity of Silver Nanoparticles Using Edible Mushrooms

  • Sankaran MIRUNALINI Annamalai University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Annamalainagar, Tamil Nadu
  • Vadivel ARULMOZHI Annamalai University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Annamalainagar, Tamil Nadu
  • Krishnamoorthy DEEPALAKSHMI Annamalai University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Annamalainagar, Tamil Nadu
  • Mani KRISHNAVENI Annamalai University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Annamalainagar, Tamil Nadu

Abstract

The process of biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles is a simple, cost effective and eco-friendly approach. Biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles using some commonly available edible mushroom extracts and their antimicrobial activity was demonstrated in the current study. The formation of silver nanoparticles was confirmed by UV, FTIR and SEM and antibacterial activity was tested using disc diffusion method. From the results it is confirmed the successful formation of silver nanoparticles using mushroom extracts; they performed their role as a reducing and capping agent and also exhibited a potent antibacterial activity against S. aureus (gram positive bacteria). Thus the biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles using edible mushroom extract will deserve to be a good candidate as an antibacterial agent.

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Author Biographies

Sankaran MIRUNALINI, Annamalai University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Annamalainagar, Tamil Nadu
Assistant professor, Department of biochemistry and biotechnology, Annamalai university.
Vadivel ARULMOZHI, Annamalai University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Annamalainagar, Tamil Nadu
Phd research scholor, Department of biochemistry and biotechnology, Annamalai university.
Krishnamoorthy DEEPALAKSHMI, Annamalai University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Annamalainagar, Tamil Nadu
Research scholor, Department of biochemistry and biotechnology, Annamalai university
Mani KRISHNAVENI, Annamalai University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Annamalainagar, Tamil Nadu
Phd research scholor, Department of biochemistry and biotechnology, Annamalai university
Published
2012-11-06
How to Cite
MIRUNALINI, S., ARULMOZHI, V., DEEPALAKSHMI, K., & KRISHNAVENI, M. (2012). Intracellular Biosynthesis and Antibacterial Activity of Silver Nanoparticles Using Edible Mushrooms. Notulae Scientia Biologicae, 4(4), 55-61. https://doi.org/10.15835/nsb448051
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Research articles