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Biogenic Silver Nanoparticles Produced by Bacteria Isolated from University Campus Environment Soil Samples in Ras Al Khaimah

Pooja Shivappa1, Grisilda Vidya Bernhardt2, Sheela Haridas2 and Michael V Magaogao3
  • 1 Department of Basic Sciences, RAK Medical and Health Sciences University, United Arab Emirates
  • 2 Department of Biochemistry, RAK Medical and Health Sciences University, United Arab Emirates
  • 3 Department of Microbiology, RAK Medical and Health Sciences University, United Arab Emirates

Abstract

Silver is observed to be comprised of a huge percentage ofsilver oxide and the utilization of silver and silver salts is in practicesince ancient human civilization. Silver nanoparticles remain to be potentialantifungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral agents. Further, itis demonstrated that silver nanoparticles have been involved in arresting thegrowth of several bacterial species thereby reducing their harmful effects.Micro-organisms are being utilized as eco-friendly nano-factories for thesynthesis and bio-production of various nano-meter-sized compounds. Metals andmicro-organisms are collaborative. Concurrently, micro-organisms are alsocapable of extracting or accumulating metals. The study suggested aneco-friendly approach for the extracellular synthesis of AgNP usingsoil-derived actinomyces followed by tracing its efficacy against bacteria. Thecharacteristic of AgNP is the UV-Visible with also the FTIR method. Synthesizednanoparticles are screened for Streptomyces antibacterial activity bycross streak method followed by PCR analysis. The particle size distributionper intensity is estimated by the Dynamic Light scattering method. The studyalso predicted that the hydrodynamic diameter of the particles increases withthe increase in the repetition rate. The microbial synthesized AgNP has beenobserved to possess high toxicity to bacteria with a greater antimicrobialproperty.

American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Volume 18 No. 3, 2022, 300-307

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajbbsp.2022.300.307

Submitted On: 22 February 2022 Published On: 5 September 2022

How to Cite: Shivappa, P., Bernhardt, G. V., Haridas, S. & Magaogao, M. V. (2022). Biogenic Silver Nanoparticles Produced by Bacteria Isolated from University Campus Environment Soil Samples in Ras Al Khaimah. American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 18(3), 300-307. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajbbsp.2022.300.307

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Keywords

  • Silver Nanoparticles
  • Silver Nitrate
  • Actinomyces
  • FTIR
  • Streptomyces