Biosynthesis of Silver Nanoparticles by Streptomyces griseorubens isolated from Soil and Their Antioxidant Activity


IET NANOBIOTECHNOLOGY, vol.11, no.3, pp.286-291, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1049/iet-nbt.2015.0127
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.286-291
  • Keywords: silver, microorganisms, nanoparticles, nanofabrication, DNA, molecular biophysics, ultraviolet spectra, visible spectra, scanning electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectra, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, X-ray chemical analysis, absorption coefficients, cellular biophysics, silver nanoparticles, Streptomyces griseorubens AU2, soil, antioxidant activity, microbial mediated biological synthesis, ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, UV-vis spectroscopy, high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, elemental analysis, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, absorption spectra, spherical particles, crystalline particles, 2, 2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl free radical scavenging assay, strain identification, molecular characterisation method, rDNA sequencing, active biological components, cell-free culture supernatant, wavelength 422 nm, size 5 nm to 20 nm, Ag, EXTRACELLULAR BIOSYNTHESIS, GREEN SYNTHESIS, ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY, BIOLOGICAL-ACTIVITIES, GOLD NANOPARTICLES, ANTIBACTERIAL, ACTINOMYCETE, ANTIBIOTICS, EXTRACT
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Microbial mediated biological synthesis of metallic nanoparticles was carried out ecofriendly in the present study. Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) were extracellularly biosynthesised from Streptomyces griseorubens AU2 and extensively characterised by ultraviolet-visible (UV-vis) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction analysis. Elemental analysis of nanoparticles was also carried out using energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. The biosynthesised AgNPs showed the characteristic absorption spectra in UV-vis at 422nm which confirmed the presence of metallic AgNPs. According to the further characterisation analysis, the biosynthesised AgNPs were found to be spherical and crystalline particles with 5-20nm average size. Antioxidant properties of the biosynthesised AgNPs were determined by 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl free radical scavenging assay and was found to increase in a dose-dependent matter. The identification of the strain was determined by molecular characterisation method using 16s rDNA sequencing. The present study is the first report on the microbial biosynthesis of AgNPs using S. griseorubens isolated from soil and provides that the active biological components found in the cell-free culture supernatant of S. griseorubens AU2 enable the synthesis of AgNPs.