book offers a comprehensive overview of recent studies conducted on the
biological effects of metal nanoparticles. It also provides a solid theoretical
foundation and various metal nanoparticle synthesis methods.
I reviews the main chemical methods used for synthesizing metal nanoparticles
in a solution and describes original method of biochemical synthesis, as well
as some special procedures developed specifically for studying the biological
activity of nanoparticles.
II analyzes current literature on the effects of metal nanoparticles observed
in microorganisms and addresses the influence of silver nanoparticles obtained
by biochemical synthesis on biological objects on various organization levels,
namely on microorganisms, acellular slim
mold, unicellular alga, plant seeds and
last section explains the central problems common in studies on the biological
effects of metal nanoparticles and outlines potential uses of this trend in
book is aimed at specialists, professors and students aspiring to expand their
knowledge about the biological activities of metal nanoparticles and