Nanoparticles synthesis by plant extracts: Nanoshel uses plants in the synthesis of nanoparticles have drawn more interest of researchers because it provides single step biosynthesis process. Plants tender a superior option for synthesis of nanoparticles, as the protocols involving plant sources are free from toxicants; furthermore, natural capping agents are readily supplied by the plants. The production of gold and silver nanoparticles and many other nanoparticles, using Geranium extract, Aloe vera plant extracts, sundried Cinnamomum camphora and Azadiracta indica leaf extract is carried out in Nanoshel.
Nanoparticles synthesis by bacteria: In previous years, synthesis of nanoparticles using bacteria has enlarged comprehensively due to its immense application. Bacillus species has depicted to synthesize metal nanoparticles, Nanoshel researchers showed the ability of bacteria to fabricate extracellularly, consistently circulated nanoparticles, ranging from 10-20 nm size. Bacteria are also used to synthesize gold nanoparticles.
Nanoparticles synthesis by fungi: Biological production of nanoparticles by fungi is determined nowadays because of their reception towards toxicity, higher bioaccumulation, comparatively economic, effortless synthesis method and simple downstream processing and biomass handling. Extracellular biosynthesis of nanoparticles by Aspergillus niger, Fusarium solani and Aspergillus oryzae are produce in Nanoshel. The Pleurotus sajor caju is also used for synthesis of nanoparticles extracellularly. The spherical nanoparticles are synthesized by Trichoderma viride. Prologue of silver ions to Fusarium oxysporum leads to synthesis of stable silver hydrosol. Phoma glomerata has been traced to produce silver nanoparticles, and its efficiency against E.coli, S. aureus and P. aeruginosa has been assessed. Nanoshel uses the single step biosynthesis process for the synthesis of nanoparticles. The genus Penicillium seems to have a superior contender for the nanoparticles synthesis, where production proceeds via extracellular mechanism.
Nanoparticles synthesis by yeast: The extracellular synthesis of nanoparticles in huge quantities, with straightforward downstream processing, is done at Nanoshel. Nanoshel also uses Candida glabrata and Schizosaccharomyce pombe for the synthesis of Cadmium nanoparticles. The silver and gold nanoparticles biosynthesis was also investigated using an extremophilic yeast strain isolated from acid mine drainage. The marine yeast Rhodosporidium diobovatum has been explored for intracellular synthesis of stable lead sulfide Nanoparticles.
Nanoparticles synthesis by biological particles: Biological particles like viruses, proteins, peptides and enzymes could be exploited for biosynthesis of nanoparticles. For the mineralization of inorganic materials, Cowpea chlorotic mottle virus and cowpea mosaic virus have been employed. Tobacco mosaic virus helps for the mineralization of sulphide and crystalline nanowires and they are synthesized in Nanoshel. Peptides are competent of nucleating nanocrystals growth, and have been recognized from combinatorial screens and demonstrated on the surface of M13 bacteriophage.