An Overview on the Production of Microbial Copper Nanoparticles by Bacteria, Fungi and Algae
metallic nanoparticles, cooper nanoparticles, microorganisms, biotechnological processes
Bionanotechnology is an emerging field which involves multidisciplinary areas such as engineering chemistry biology among others Bionanotechnology encompasses the production of organic and inorganic nanomaterials by living organisms such as vegetable animal and microbial cells In this sense the microbial productions of metallic nanoparticles have drawn much attention mainly due to their alignment with the principles and concepts of green chemistry no need for organic solvent A wide diversity of biological organisms such as bacteria lichens fungi yeasts and algae produce metallic nanoparticles This mini-review specifically highlights the main keys to the production of copper nanoparticles by bacteria and fungi In addition this report indicates the lack of knowledge on the production of copper nanoparticles by algae as well as the purification and application of metallic nanoparticles
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