Microbial Nanobionics

Volume 1, State-of-the-Art

  • Ram Prasad

Part of the Nanotechnology in the Life Sciences book series (NALIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Gamze Tan, Sedef İlk, Ezgi Emul, Mehmet Dogan Asik, Mesut Sam, Serap Altindag et al.
    Pages 29-61
  3. Nariman Marooufpour, Mehrdad Alizadeh, Mehrnaz Hatami, Behnam Asgari Lajayer
    Pages 63-85
  4. Hesham Ali El Enshasy, Daniel Joel, Dhananjaya P. Singh, Roslinda Abd Malek, Elsayed Ahmed Elsayed, Siti Zulaiha Hanapi et al.
    Pages 87-126
  5. T. Aswani, Sasi Reshmi, T. V. Suchithra
    Pages 127-140
  6. Rishabh Anand Omar, Shagufta Afreen, Neetu Talreja, Divya Chauhan, Mohammad Ashfaq, Werayut Srituravanich
    Pages 141-158
  7. Madan L. Verma, Sneh Sharma, Karuna Dhiman, Asim K. Jana
    Pages 159-176
  8. Maluta Steven Mufamadi, Jiya George, Zamanzima Mazibuko, Thilivhali Emmanuel Tshikalange
    Pages 229-251
  9. Disha Mishra, Puja Khare
    Pages 253-267
  10. Anjana K. Vala, Bharti P. Dave
    Pages 269-277
  11. Theivasanthi Thirugnanasambandan
    Pages 279-316
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 317-321

About this book


Microbial Nanobionics: Volume 1, State of the Art, discusses a wide range of microbial systems and their utilization in biogenic synthesis of metallic nanoparticles.

The rich biodiversity of microbes makes them excellent candidates for potential nanoparticle synthesis biofactories. Through a better understanding of the biochemical and molecular mechanisms of the microbial biosynthesis of metal nanoparticles, the rate of synthesis can be better developed and the monodispersity of the product can be enhanced. The characteristics of nanoparticles can be controlled via optimization of important parameters, such as temperature, pH, concentration and pressure, which regulate microbe growth conditions and cellular and enzymatic activities. Large scale microbial synthesis of nanoparticles is a sustainable method due to the non-hazardous, non-toxic and economical nature of these processes.

The applications of microbial synthesis of nanoparticles are wide and varied, spanning the industrial, biomedical and environmental fields. Biomedical applications include improved and more targeted antimicrobials, biosensing, imaging and drug delivery. In the environmental fields, nanoparticles are used for bioremediation of diverse contaminants, water treatment, catalysis and production of clean energy. With the expected growth of microbial nanotechnology, this volume will serve as a comprehensive and timely reference.


Microbial nanotechnology Engineered nanomaterials Nano-biosensors Bacterial nanobionics Microbial nanoparticles Antimicrobial nanoparticles

Editors and affiliations

  • Ram Prasad
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BotanyMahatma Gandhi Central UniversityMotihariIndia

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