Bionanoparticles as Antimicrobial Agents

  • Karabi Biswas
  • Sankar Narayan Sinha
Part of the Nanotechnology in the Life Sciences book series (NALIS)


Some microorganisms are regularly exposed to metals and often have inherent defense reductive mechanisms that mediate the synthesis of a diversity of nanoparticles. This property makes them some of the most beneficial biomachines for the synthesis of novel materials. A variety of nanoparticles (NPs) have been discovered for their antimicrobial properties; these include NPs of silica, Ag, titanium, copper, silver, and gold. The potential application of biogenic nanoparticles as pesticidal and antimicrobial agents will be also revised. We will highlight the mechanism of action of nanoparticles as bactericidal and antifungal agents in this chapter.


Biogenic nanoparticles Bacteria Fungi Antimicrobial 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karabi Biswas
    • 1
  • Sankar Narayan Sinha
    • 1
  1. 1.Environmental Microbiology Research Laboratory, Department of BotanyUniversity of KalyaniKalyaniIndia

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