Determination of Antifungal Activity of Silver Nanoparticles Produced from Aspergillus nigerNida Tabassum Khan* and Muhammad Mushtaq
Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Life Sciences and Informatics, Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences, Takatu Campus, Airport Road, Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan
- *Corresponding Author:
- Nida Tabassum Khan
Department of Biotechnology
Faculty of Life Sciences and Informatics
Balochistan University of Information Technology
Engineering and Management Sciences, Takatu Campus
Airport Road, Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: September 30, 2016; Accepted Date: November 17, 2016; Published Date: November 24, 2016
Citation: Khan NT, Mushtaq M (2016) Determination of Antifungal Activity of Silver Nanoparticles Produced from Aspergillus niger. Biol Med (Aligarh) 9: 363. doi:10.4172/0974-8369.1000363
Copyright: © 2016 Khan NT, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
AgNPs, over the past decades have attractive considerable interest because of their exclusive optical, electromagnetic, catalytic properties, and antifungal potency compared with other metal nanoparticles. This study was conducted to evaluate the antifungal effect of colloidal AgNPs gainst pathogenic Candida species such as Candida albicans, Candida glabrata and Candida tropicalis using disc diffusion method. Biosynthesis of AgNPs was confirmed by appearance of greyish black color of the fungal filtrate and UV visible spectrometry analysis reveals maximum absorption at 430 nm. The obtained resulted suggested that AgNPs was found to be effective against Candida species based on the diameter of the inhibition zone thus have potential implications to be used as antifungal agent.