Microbial Nanobionics

Volume 2, Basic Research and Applications

  • Ram Prasad

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Yeşeren Saylan, Handan Yavuz, Celal Ülger, Adil Denizli, Necdet Sağlam
    Pages 1-12
  3. Suresh Kaushik, Setyowati Retno Djiwanti, Efstathia Skotti
    Pages 13-33
  4. Jyotika Purohit, Anirudha Chattopadhyay, Nirbhay K. Singh
    Pages 35-60
  5. Lekshmi K. Edison, V. M. Ragitha, N. S. Pradeep
    Pages 61-76
  6. A. Ilshadsabah, T. V. Suchithra
    Pages 77-88
  7. Geeta Arya, Nikita Sharma, R. Mankamna, Surendra Nimesh
    Pages 89-119
  8. Jai Prakash, B. S. Kaith, Shuhui Sun, Stefano Bellucci, Hendrik C. Swart
    Pages 121-143
  9. Majid Peyravi, Soodabeh Khalili, Mohsen Jahanshahi, Seyedeh Fatemeh Zakeritabar
    Pages 145-168
  10. Angana Sarkar, Debapriya Sarkar, Kasturi Poddar
    Pages 169-179
  11. Chandan Ghosh, Debabrata Bera, Lakshmishri Roy
    Pages 181-211
  12. Poonam Sashidhar, Mukul Kumar Dubey, Mandira Kochar
    Pages 213-236
  13. Parasuraman Paramanantham, V. T. Anju, Madhu Dyavaiah, Busi Siddhardha
    Pages 237-259
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 281-290

About this book


Microbial Nanobionics: Volume 2, Basic Research Applications continues the important discussion of microbial nanoparticle synthesis with a focus on the mechanistic approach of biosynthesis towards nanobionics. This volume also explores the toxicity of nanomaterials in microbes and their effect on human health and the environment. Special Emphasis is given to the use of polymeric nanomaterials in smart packing for the food industry and agricultural sector. The future of nanomaterials for detection of soil microbes and their interactions and tools for environmental remedies is also comprehensively covered.

The rich biodiversity of microbes make 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.Amity Institute of Microbial Technology, Amity UniversitySchool of Environmental Science and Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, ChinaNoidaIndia

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