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Biogenic Silver Nanoparticles: What We Know and What Do We Need to Know?

Faculty of Biological and Veterinary Sciences, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Lwowska 1, 87-100 Toruń, Poland
Department of Biotechnology, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati 444602, India
Biotechnology Centre, Department of Agricultural Botany, Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola 444104, India
Nanotechnology Centre, CEET, VŠB–Technical University of Ostrava, 17. listopadu 2172/15, 708 00 Ostrava Poruba, Czech Republic
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Academic Editors: Josef Jampilek, Daniela Placha and Alexey Pestryakov
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(11), 2901;
Received: 16 September 2021 / Revised: 15 October 2021 / Accepted: 27 October 2021 / Published: 29 October 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology Meeting 2021)
Nanobiotechnology is considered to be one of the fastest emerging fields. It is still a relatively new and exciting area of research with considerable potential for development. Among the inorganic nanomaterials, biogenically synthesized silver nanoparticles (bio-AgNPs) have been frequently used due to their unique physicochemical properties that result not only from their shape and size but also from surface coatings of natural origin. These properties determine antibacterial, antifungal, antiprotozoal, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, and many more activities of bio-AgNPs. This review provides the current state of knowledge on the methods and mechanisms of biogenic synthesis of silver nanoparticles as well as their potential applications in different fields such as medicine, food, agriculture, and industries. View Full-Text
Keywords: silver nanoparticles; biosynthesis; application; biodistribution; toxicity silver nanoparticles; biosynthesis; application; biodistribution; toxicity
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Rai, M.; Ingle, A.P.; Trzcińska-Wencel, J.; Wypij, M.; Bonde, S.; Yadav, A.; Kratošová, G.; Golińska, P. Biogenic Silver Nanoparticles: What We Know and What Do We Need to Know? Nanomaterials 2021, 11, 2901.

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Rai M, Ingle AP, Trzcińska-Wencel J, Wypij M, Bonde S, Yadav A, Kratošová G, Golińska P. Biogenic Silver Nanoparticles: What We Know and What Do We Need to Know? Nanomaterials. 2021; 11(11):2901.

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Rai, Mahendra, Avinash P. Ingle, Joanna Trzcińska-Wencel, Magdalena Wypij, Shital Bonde, Alka Yadav, Gabriela Kratošová, and Patrycja Golińska. 2021. "Biogenic Silver Nanoparticles: What We Know and What Do We Need to Know?" Nanomaterials 11, no. 11: 2901.

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