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Table 1 Uses of various biological entities in the synthesis of silver nanoparticles during the period of 2009–2015

From: Biosynthesis of nanoparticles and silver nanoparticles

Nanoparticles produced Biological entity Size (nm) References
AgNP Cycas circinalis, Ficus amplissima, Commelina benghalensis, and Lippia nodiflora 13–51 Johnson and Prabu (2015)
AgNP Sinapis arvensis seed exudates 1–35 Khatami et al. (2015)
AgNP Butea monosperma leaf extract 5–30 Chaturvedi and Verma (2015)
AgNP Musa balbisiana, Azadirachta indica and Ocimum tenuiflorum 20–50 Banerjee et al. (2014)
AgNP Quercus infectoria extract 40 Heydari and Rashidipour (2015)
AgNP Schizophyllum commune (mushroom fungus) 51–93 Arun et al. (2014)
AgNP Lantana camara berry 75.2 Kumar et al. (2015)
AgNP Pomegranate peel extract 5–50 Shanmugavadivu et al. (2014)
AgNP Aloe vera extract 500 (SarahIbrahim et al. (2014)
AgNP Aegle marmelos (Bael) fruit extract 34.7 Nithya Deva Krupa and Raghavan (2014)
AgNP Bacillus stearothermophilus 14 ± 4 El-Batal et al. (2013)
AgNP Sargassum muticum (brown marine macroalgae) 5–15 Azizi et al. (2013)
AgNP Streptomyces sp. LK3 5 Karthik et al. (2014)
AgNP Glycine max (soybean) 7–29 Sasikala et al. (2012)
AgNP Schizophyllum radiatum HE863742.1 10–40 Metuku et al. (2014)
AgNP Tinospora cordifolia leaf extract 3.3–20.6 Rajathi et al. (2012)
AgNP Fusarium oxysporum 25–50 Birla et al. (2013)
AgNP Trichoderma reesei (fungus) 5–50 Khabat Vahabi et al. (2011)
AgNP Sargassum longifolium 30 Saraniya Devi et al. (2013)
AgNP Gliricidia Sepium 10–50 Raut Rajesh et al. (2009)