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Gold nano-particles were grown by cyanobacteria Anabaena sp. and characterized via X-ray powder diffraction and electron microscopy.

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The formation of nanoparticles starts immediately at the heterocyst polysaccharide layer (HEP) but after several hours the dominating amount of nanoparticles is within the vegetative cells.

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This page is a summary of: Time-dependent growth of crystalline Au0-nanoparticles in cyanobacteria as self-reproducing bioreactors: 1. Anabaena sp., Journal of Nanoparticle Research, April 2014, Springer Science + Business Media, DOI: 10.1007/s11051-014-2370-x.
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