Green Biosynthesis of Silver Nanoparticles Using Marine Red Algae Acanthophora specifera and its Antimicrobial ActivityIbraheem IBM, Abd Elaziz BEE, Saad WF and Fathy WA*
Botany and Microbiology Department, Faculty of Science, Beni-Suef University, Egypt
- Wael Ahmed Fathy
Botany and Microbiology Department
Faculty of Science, Beni-Suef University, Egypt
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Received Date: August 28, 2016 Accepted Date: November 28, 2016 Published Date: December 05, 2016
Citation: Ibraheem IBM, Abd Elaziz BEE, Saad WF, Fathy WA (2016) Green Biosynthesis of Silver Nanoparticles Using Marine Red Algae Acanthophora specifera and its Antimicrobial Activity. J Nanomed Nanotechnol 7: 409. doi:10.4172/2157-7439.1000409
Copyright: © 2016 Ibraheem IBM. 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.
Silver has been known since ancient history for its antimicrobial property. Synthesis it by eco-friendly method is a good thing due to its cost effective, stability and environmentally favorable. In this study silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) were obtained by a green synthesis method. Alcoholic extraction of Acanthophora specifera was used to reduce silver nitrate salt to AgNPs. Structure of synthesized AgNPs which observed by the dark brown color development was characterized by X-Ray diffraction (XRD), where the crystalline nature of silver nanoparticles were cubic and its size was range in 33 nm to 81 nm. Moreover, infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) was identified. Additionally, the anti-microbial activity of AgNPs was recorded by using disk diffusion methods. AgNPs significantly reduced the growth of both gram positive Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtillis, and gram negative Salmonella spp., Escherichia coli in addition to the unicellular fungus Candida albicans.