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Green Synthesis and Antibacterial activity of Silver Nanoparticles using Oryza Sativa Husk Extract

Author Affiliations

  • 1 PG and Research Centre of Zoology, Jayaraj Annapackiam College for Women (Autonomous) Periyakulam, Theni, Tamil Nadu, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 4, Issue (5), Pages 68-72, May,22 (2015)


Green synthesis of nanoparticles is an important and beneficial way of controlling pathogens infection in humans without side effects caused by synthetic antibiotic and chemicals. Hence the present study is focused on the synthesis of silver nanoparticles using Oryza sativa husk extract. The formation of husk extract based nanoparticles was confirmed at 485nm by UV-spectral analysis and its antibacterial activity was evaluated against two harmful human pathogens Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus. The best inhibition zone was observed in Pseudomonas aeruginosa than Staphylococcus aureus. The maximum zone was obtained in positive control Amikacin.


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