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Nanotechnology in the Life Sciences

Microbial Nanobionics

Volume 1, State-of-the-Art

Editors: Prasad, Ram (Ed.)

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  • Chapters include the most recent data and illustrative figures and tables 
  • It fully discusses the function of nanostructure materials and microbial interactions
  • Emphasis is also given to current applications
  • A discussion of toxicity and environmental concerns
  • This book should serve as a guide to the state of the art of nanomaterials to microbial technology, biomedicine, and the environmental fields
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Microbial Nanobionics: Volume 1, State of the Art, discusses a wide range of microbial systems and their utilization in biogenic synthesis of metallic nanoparticles.

The rich biodiversity of microbes makes them excellent candidates for potential nanoparticle synthesis biofactories. Through a better understanding of the biochemical and molecular mechanisms of the microbial biosynthesis of metal nanoparticles, the rate of synthesis can be better developed and the monodispersity of the product can be enhanced. The characteristics of nanoparticles can be controlled via optimization of important parameters, such as temperature, pH, concentration and pressure, which regulate microbe growth conditions and cellular and enzymatic activities. Large scale microbial synthesis of nanoparticles is a sustainable method due to the non-hazardous, non-toxic and economical nature of these processes.

The applications of microbial synthesis of nanoparticles are wide and varied, spanning the industrial, biomedical and environmental fields. Biomedical applications include improved and more targeted antimicrobials, biosensing, imaging and drug delivery. In the environmental fields, nanoparticles are used for bioremediation of diverse contaminants, water treatment, catalysis and production of clean energy. With the expected growth of microbial nanotechnology, this volume will serve as a comprehensive and timely reference.

About the authors

Ram Prasad, Ph.D. is associated with Amity Institute of Microbial Technology, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, India since 2005. His research interests include applied microbiology, plant-microbe-interactions, sustainable agriculture and nanobiotechnology. Dr. Prasad has more than hundred publications to his credit, including research papers, review articles, book chapters, five patents issued or pending, and several edited or authored books. Dr. Prasad has twelve years of teaching experience and has been awarded the Young Scientist Award (2007) and Prof. J.S. Datta Munshi Gold Medal (2009) by the International Society for Ecological Communications; FSAB Fellowship (2010) by the Society for Applied Biotechnology; the American Cancer Society UICC International Fellowship for Beginning Investigators, USA (2014); Outstanding Scientist Award (2015) in the field of Microbiology by Venus International Foundation; BRICPL Science Investigator Award (ICAABT-2017) and Research Excellence Award (2018). He serves as an editorial board member for Frontiers in Microbiology, Frontiers in Nutrition, Academia Journal of Biotechnology and is the series editor of the  Nanotechnology in the Life Sciences series, Springer Nature, USA. Previously, Dr. Prasad served as Visiting Assistant Professor, Whiting School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, USA and presentlyworks as a Research Associate Professor at School of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Processing of Nanoparticles by Biomatrices in a Green Approach

    Pages 1-28

    Salvadori, Marcia Regina

  • Green Synthesis and Biogenic Materials, Characterization, and Their Applications

    Pages 29-61

    Tan, Gamze (et al.)

  • Biological Synthesis of Nanoparticles by Different Groups of Bacteria

    Pages 63-85

    Marooufpour, Nariman (et al.)

  • Mushrooms: New Biofactories for Nanomaterial Production of Different Industrial and Medical Applications

    Pages 87-126

    Enshasy, Hesham Ali (et al.)

  • Actinomycetes: Its Realm in Nanotechnology

    Pages 127-140

    Aswani, T. (et al.)

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eBook $169.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $219.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-16382-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Microbial Nanobionics
Book Subtitle
Volume 1, State-of-the-Art
Editors
  • Ram Prasad
Series Title
Nanotechnology in the Life Sciences
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-16383-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-16383-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-16382-2
Series ISSN
2523-8027
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 321
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 48 illustrations in colour
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