Title of the paper: Can animals too negotiate nano transformations?

Authors: Anal K. Jha1 and K. Prasad2,*


1. Aryabhatta Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Aryabhatta Knowledge University, Patna 800 001, India

2. University Department of Physics, T.M. Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur 812 007, India

Abstracts: Cockroach (Periplaneta americana) broth has been employed to assess its potential as a candidate source animal tissue for the synthesis of gold nanoparticles. The synthesis is performed akin to room temperature in the laboratory ambience. X-ray and transmission electron microscopy analyses are performed to ascertain the formation of nanoparticles. The synthesis of nanoparticles might have resulted due to the activity of chitin, metallothioneine and tropomyosin. A possible involved mechanism for the biosynthesis of nanoparticles has also been proposed. This work further indicates that the animal wastes too can effectively participate in nano-transformations thereby helping in controlling the environmental pollution and subsequently the different diseases.

Links to the paper (link to the journal webpage): http://technopress.kaist.ac.kr/?page=container&journal=anr&volume=1&num=1

This paper has also been nominated for Ig Nobel prize this year.

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  • corrected in the post

  • There has been a mistake in the post. The Paper has been nominated for an Ig Nobel prize. By mistake it was printed as Novel.

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