Green Synthesis of Silver Nano Particles as Novel Antifungal Agents

R. Nazreen, R. Ushasri
2018 International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development  
Aspergillus species are causative agents of invasive fungal infections in immunocompromised patients and associated with pulmonary diseases, mycotic diseases, keratitis mycotic keratitis, otomycosis and nasal sinusitis. At least 30 Aspergillus species are associated with human diseases. Aspergillus niger is a member of the genus Aspergillus which includes a set of fungi that are generally considered asexual, although perfect forms. Aspergillus flavus is a fungus grows by producing thin thread
more » ... ucing thin thread like branched Aspergillus flavus is a filamentous mould.A. fumigatus is characterized by green echinulate conidia in chains basipetally from greenish phialides, 6 to 8 by 2 to 3µm. Rhizopus is filamentous fungus found in soil decaying fruit and vegetables, Rhiz are most common in habitants of bread hence called as bread molds. Candidiasis is a fungal infection caused by yeasts that belong to the genus Candida. Silver is the one of the important nano five hundred tons of silver nanoparticles production per year it has been associated with strong bactericidal effects and antifungal activities. The aim of this study was to synthesize nanoparticles using plant extracts and determine antifungal activity by standard methods. METHODS Sabourd Dextrose agar was prepared. Fungal cultures were sub cultured and observed for microscopic and macroscopic characters. The leaves of Neem, Lemon, Black berry, Tamarind and Almond were collected and powdered. The powdered plant material was extracted using sterile water. Silver nano particles were prepared using crude extracts of Neem, Lemon, Black berry, Tamarind and Almond.
doi:10.31142/ijtsrd18732 fatcat:xm7bfr37obhhpkyshehgveskni