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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:7, July, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(7): 4085-4095

Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles from Pleurotus florida, Characterization and Analysis of their Antimicrobial Activity
Tandeep Kaur1, Shammi Kapoor1* and Anu Kalia2
1Department of Microbiology, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 141004,
Punjab, India
2Electron Microscopy and Nanoscience Laboratory, Department of Soil Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 141004, Punjab, India
*Corresponding author

In the present research, variable morphology of the silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) synthesized by using Pleurotus florida mycelia extract as a bioreductant at two different reaction conditions (shaking and static), has been reported. The formed AgNPs were characterized for the specific SPR (Surface Plasmon Resonance) peak position around 400 to 450 nm at different time intervals by UV-vis spectroscopy. Under shaking conditions silver nanoparticles took least time for synthesis. The particle/ aggregate size as deduced Transmission Electron Microscopy was in the range of 5-20 nm and 10-40 nm at shaking and static conditions respectively. The nano cyrstalline dimensions were further confirmed by X-ray diffraction (XRD) spectroscopy exhibiting the 2θ values corresponding to the face centered cubic crystal packaging of silver. The antibacterial potential of the synthesized silver nanoparticles showed effective inhibition of test pathogenic bacterial strains viz, Staphylococcus sp. and Bacillus sp.

Keywords: Antimicrobial activity, Characterization, Nanotechnology, Pleurotus florida, Silver nanoparticles

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Tandeep Kaur, Shammi Kapoor and Anu Kalia. 2018. Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles from Pleurotus florida, Characterization and Analysis of Their Antimicrobial Activity.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(7): 4085-4095. doi:
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