Source Types and size of NPs (nm) References
Plant    
Azadirachta indica Ag,Au 50/100 Shankar et al. [21]
Aloe vera Au 50/350 Chandran et al. [22]
Cinnamomum camphora Ag 50 Huang et al. [23]
Szygium aromaticum Ag,Au --- Kalpana devi et al. [29]
Murraya koenigii Ag Christensen et al. [27]
Plumeria rubra Ag Patil et al. [25]
Citrus aurantium Ag Pala et al. 30]
Geranium leaf plant extract Ag 16/40 Shankar et al. [21]
Jatropha curcas Ag >20 Pala et al. [30]
Tridax procumbens Ag >20 Pala et al. [30]
Hibiscus rosa sinensis Ag 13/20 Daizy [31]
Bacteria    
Bacillus cereus Ag 5 Ganesh Babu and Gunasekaran [32]
Bacillus thuringiensis Ag 10/20 Jain et al. [33]
Escherichia coli Ag 30/50 Gurunathan et al. [34]
Escherichia coli Cds--- Sweeney et al. [35]
Lactobacillus strains Ag,Au 15/40 Sintubin et al. [36]
Pseudomonas stutzeri Ag>200 Klaus et al. [37]
Corynebacterium Ag 5/15 Zhang et al. [38]
Staphylococcus aureus Ag 150/180 Nanda and Saravanan [39]
Ureibacillus thermosphaericus Ag 1/100 Juibari et al. [40]
Fungi    
Aspergillus niger Ag 20 Gade et al. [41]
Aspergillus oryzae Ag 5-50 Binupriya et al. [42]
Fusarium oxysporum Ag 1/5 Duran et al. [43]
Fusarium solani Ag 5/35 Ingle et al. [44]
Pleurotus sajor-caju Ag 5/50 Nithya and Ragunathan [45]
Trichoderma viride Ag 10/40 Thakkar et al. [46]
Klebsiella pneumoniae Se 100/400 Fesharaki et al. [47]
Yeast    
Silver-tolerant strain MKY3 Ag 2/20 Kowshik et al. [48]
Candida glabrata
CdS 50/150 Dameron et al.[49]
Schizosaccharomyce pombe
CdS 50/150 Dameron et al. [49]
Extremophillic yeast Ag Mourato et al. [50]
Rhodospiridium dibovatum PbS Seshadri et al. [51]
Biomolecules    
DNA Au/CdS Mahtab et al. and Shaiu et al. [52] [53]
Proteins Au Safer et al. and Hainfeld and Furuya [54] [55]
Immunoglobulins, serum albumins Au Shenton et al. and Beesley [56] [57]
Table 1: Altered sources of nanoparticles synthesis.