SpringerBriefs in Biometals

Metallic Nanocrystallites and their Interaction with Microbial Systems

Authors: Suresh, Anil K.

  • Highlights the developments and progresses in nanoscience and nanotechnology in correlation with biotechnology and medicine for the betterment of life
  • Shows the role played by nanobiotechnology in manufacturing the fast emerging “green biosynthesis”
  • Informs the reader about the potential interactions of engineered nanoparticles with microorganisms
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Although interactions between nanoparticles and microorganisms in the environment are unavoidable and commonplace, it is still not clear what potential effects they may have. Metallic Nanocrystallites and their Interface with Microbial Systems not only illustrates how microbes and these particular nanoparticles interact but also it describes the consequences of these interactions. This brief discusses the impact of gold, silver, zinc oxide, and cerium oxide nanoparticles on the growth and viability of both Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacterium. Moreover, it analyses the relationship between bacterial growth inhibition, reactive oxygen species generation, the regulation of transcriptional stress genomes, and the toxicity of these materials. Finally, it reviews the specific metallic nanomaterials and highlights their modes of synthesis, reactivity at surfaces, and the importance of assay procedures in determining their toxicity levels. Various microscopy techniques used to determine their mechanisms of action are also presented. Metallic Nanocrystallites and their Interface with Microbial Systems will be a valuable source to the scientific and industrial community as well as to students and researchers in microbiology, biotechnology, nanotechnology, toxicology, materials science, biomedical engineering, cell and molecular biology.

About the authors

Anil K. Suresh, Beckmann Cancer Hospital Research and Institute City of Hope, Duarte, CA, USA

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction to Nanocrystallites, Properties, Synthesis, Characterizations, and Potential Applications

    Suresh, Anil K.

    Pages 1-23

  • Facile Green Biofabrication of Nanocrystallites

    Suresh, Anil K.

    Pages 25-36

  • Engineered Metal Nanoparticles and Bactericidal Properties

    Suresh, Anil K.

    Pages 37-46

  • Biocompatibility and Inertness of Gold Nanocrystallites

    Suresh, Anil K.

    Pages 47-54

  • Engineered Metal Oxide Nanocrystallites: Antibacterial Activity and Stress Mechanism

    Suresh, Anil K.

    Pages 55-67

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eBook $34.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-4231-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-4230-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Metallic Nanocrystallites and their Interaction with Microbial Systems
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Biometals
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4231-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4231-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-4230-7
Series ISSN
2212-9901
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 67
Number of Illustrations and Tables
15 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
Topics