Carnivorous plants used for green synthesis of silver nanoparticles with broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity

Rafał Banasiuk , Marta Krychowiak , Daria Świgoń , Wojciech Tomaszewicz , Angelika Michalak , Agnieszka Chylewska , Magdalena Ziabka , Marcin Łapiński , Barbara Kościelska , Magdalena Narajczyk , Aleksandra Królicka


In this study, we exploit the anti-oxidative potential of four carnivorous plants to produce uniform and biologically active silver nanoparticles. The use of polyvinylpyrrolidone promoted synthesis of quasi-spherical nanoparticles characterized by stability and high uniformity. Their activity was tested against three human pathogens and three species of plant pathogenic bacteria. The study demonstrates the influence of synthesis method (microwave irradiation or heat radiation) and plant extract composition on nanoparticle activity. The total anti-oxidative potential of the plant extract, as well as the applied method of silver ions reduction proved to be crucial for antimicrobial activity. The highest minimal bactericidal concentration (mean value = 10 µg/mL) was obtained for silver nanoparticles synthesized with the use of water extract from Dionaea muscipula tissue.
Author Rafał Banasiuk (IFB/IB/DBiotech)
Rafał Banasiuk,,
- Department of Biotechnology
, Marta Krychowiak (IFB)
Marta Krychowiak,,
- Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology UG
, Daria Świgoń (IFB)
Daria Świgoń,,
- Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology UG
, Wojciech Tomaszewicz (IFB)
Wojciech Tomaszewicz,,
- Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology UG
, Angelika Michalak (IFB)
Angelika Michalak,,
- Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology UG
, Agnieszka Chylewska (FCh/KChBionieorg./LII)
Agnieszka Chylewska,,
- Laboratory of Intermolecular Interactions
, Magdalena Ziabka - [AGH University of Science and Technology (AGH), MNiSW [80]]
Magdalena Ziabka,,
- Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza im. Stanisława Staszica w Krakowie
, Marcin Łapiński - [Politechnika Gdanska]
Marcin Łapiński,,
- Politechnika Gdanska
, Barbara Kościelska - [Politechnika Gdanska]
Barbara Kościelska,,
- Politechnika Gdanska
, Magdalena Narajczyk (FB/LEM)
Magdalena Narajczyk,,
- Laboratory of Electron Microscopy
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Journal seriesArabian Journal of Chemistry, ISSN 1878-5352, e-ISSN 1878-5379, (N/A 70 pkt)
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets0.65
Keywords in EnglishCandida albicans, Drosera, Dionaea, energy efficiency, plant pathogens, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa
ASJC Classification1500 General Chemical Engineering; 1600 General Chemistry
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa - Użycie Niekomercyjne - Bez utworów zależnych (CC-BY-NC-ND); with publication
Score (nominal)70
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ScoreMinisterial score = 70.0, 24-07-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 11.000; WoS Citations = 6.000; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 1.554; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 3.298 (2) - 2018=4.039 (5)
Citation count*20 (2020-08-06)
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