Antimicrobial Potency Of Silver Nanoparticles

1691 Words Mar 31st, 2016 7 Pages
Bacteria have long since existed alongside humans, and while some are not harmful, there are many that are. Plants are commonly used natural remedies for diseases, and have been known to retain immense antibacterial properties that can fight bacteria. Silver nanoparticles have been also known to possess antimicrobial properties that aid in the fight against various bacteria. The use of plants as well as silver nanoparticles to fight against bacteria has caused much interest in the nanotechnology and medicine fields, and has been the basis of many studies. The purpose of this paper is to scrutinize the antimicrobial potency of silver nanoparticles, and how they may be utilized to fight against various harmful bacteria.

Bacteria: The Antimicrobial Potency of Biosynthesized Silver Nanoparticles against It
Bacteria are found all over the world in all types of regions and climates, and can also exist within other organisms (“Bacteria,” n.d.). Bacteria make up a large portion of the population of prokaryotic organisms that coexist with us (“Bacteria,” n.d.). As technology has evolved and our understanding of these organisms has increased, it has come to the attention of many in the scientific community that there is a significant amount of bacteria that live symbiotically within organisms such as humans (“Introduction to the Bacteria,” n.d.). As a matter of fact, human beings rely on bacteria to live. There are bacteria known as actinomycetes, that have been…
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