Time-dependent growth of crystalline Au0-nanoparticles in cyanobacteria as self-reproducing bioreactors: 1. Anabaena sp.

Liz M. Rösken, Susanne Körsten, Christian B. Fischer, Andreas Schönleber, Sander van Smaalen, Stefan Geimer, Stefan Wehner
  • Journal of Nanoparticle Research, April 2014, Springer Science + Business Media
  • DOI: 10.1007/s11051-014-2370-x

Growth of gold nanoparticles in cyanobacteria Anabaena spec.

What is it about?

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

Why is it important?

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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