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Journal of Nanoparticles
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 963961, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/963961
Review Article

Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles in Photosynthetic Plants

Amity Institute of Microbial Technology, Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201303, India

Received 25 July 2014; Accepted 5 August 2014; Published 25 September 2014

Academic Editor: Amir Kajbafvala

Copyright © 2014 Ram Prasad. 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.

Abstract

Nanobiotechnology is emerging as a field of applied biological science and nanotechnology. Synthesis of nanoparticles is done by various physical and chemical methods but the biological methods are relatively simple, cost-effective, nontoxic, and environmentally friendly methods. The present review focuses on the synthesis of nanoparticles with special emphasis on the use of plants parts for the synthesis process, its applications, and future prospectus.