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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Issue 1 (2019)

Spatoglossum asperum J. Agardh mediated synthesis of silver nanoparticles, characterization and evaluation antifungal activities

Author(s):

Murugesan Subbiah, Pandithurai M and Sivamurugan Vajiravelu

Abstract:
We explored the possible use of the aqueous extract of marine brown alga Spatoglossum asperum as the medium for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) and evaluated their antifungal activity. The silver nanoparticles synthesized using the algal extract were characterized by means of UV-Vis spectroscopy, FT-IR, XRD and HR-TEM. The antifungal activity against Aspergillus flavus, Candida albicans, Candida tropicalis, Trichophyton mentagrophytes were investigated and the results compared with standard Flucanazole as a control. The synthesized AgNPs exhibited a potent antifungal activity against tested fungal strains. The results of this study indicated that AgNPs have remarkable potential as an antifungal agent in treating infectious diseases.

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How to cite this article:
Murugesan Subbiah, Pandithurai M and Sivamurugan Vajiravelu. Spatoglossum asperum J. Agardh mediated synthesis of silver nanoparticles, characterization and evaluation antifungal activities. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(1):1991-1995.

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