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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2011, Article ID 573429, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/573429
Research Article

Synthesis of Plant-Mediated Silver Nanoparticles Using Dioscorea batatas Rhizome Extract and Evaluation of Their Antimicrobial Activities

Department of Nanomaterial Chemistry, Dongguk University, Gyeongju 780-714, Republic of Korea

Received 20 April 2011; Revised 24 May 2011; Accepted 8 June 2011

Academic Editor: Ugur Serincan

Copyright © 2011 P. C. Nagajyothi and K. D. Lee. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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