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Antibacterial Activity of Green Synthesized Silver Nanoparticles Using Vasaka (Justicia adhatoda L.) Leaf Extract

Bose, D.; Chatterjee, S.

Indian Journal of Microbiology 55(2): 163-167


ISSN/ISBN: 0046-8991
PMID: 25805902
DOI: 10.1007/s12088-015-0512-1
Accession: 057208720

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There is an increasing demand for silver nanoparticles due to its wide applicability in various area of biological science such as in field of antimicrobial and therapeutics, biosensing, drug delivery etc. To use in bioprocess the silver nanoparticles should be biocompatible and free from toxic chemicals. In the present study we report a cost effective and environment friendly route for green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using Vasaka (Justicia adhatoda L.) leaf extract as reducing as well as capping agent. This plant has been opted for the present study for its known medicinal properties and it is easily available. The biosynthesized silver nanoparticles are characterized by UV-Vis spectroscopy and TEM analysis. It is observed the nanoparticles are well shaped and the average particle size is 20 nm in the range of 5-50 nm. The antibacterial activity of these nanoparticles against Pseudomonas aeruginosa MTCC 741 has been measured by disc diffusion method, agar cup assay and serial dilution turbidity measurement assay. The results show green synthesized silver nanoparticles, using Vasaka leaf extract, have a potential to inhibit the growth of bacteria.

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