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dc.contributor.authorNdikau, Michael
dc.contributor.authorNaumih, Noah
dc.contributor.authorAndala, Dickson
dc.contributor.authorMasika, Eric
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-20T12:25:53Z
dc.date.available2020-11-20T12:25:53Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationNdikau, M., Noah, N., Andala, D., & Masika, E. (2020). Antibacterial activity of green synthesized silver nanoparticles using Citrullus lanatusfruit rind extract.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/20957
dc.descriptionA research article published in the Journal of the Kenya Chemical Societyen_US
dc.description.abstractThe increased resistance of microbes to current antibiotics calls for development of new effective antimicrobial agents. Metal nanoparticles such as silver nanoparticles have continued to attract increased research interest in the recent past because of their wide range of applications such as in the areas of chemical sensing, nanomedicine and electronics. In this work, spherical AgNPs (17.96 ± 0.16 nm in diameter) synthesized via a green method using Citrullus lanatus (water melon) fruit rind extract were evaluated for antimicrobial activity against clinical isolates of Escherichia coli (E.coli) and Salmonella typhi (S.typhi) bacteria using the discdiffusion method. The Minimum Inhibition Concentration (MIC) value of the nanoparticles was found to be 45.00 ± 0.01 g/ml for S.typhi and 38.50 ± 0.00 g/ml for E.coli while the Minimum Bactericidal Concentration (MBC) value was found to be 60.00 ± 0.05 g/ml for S.typhi and 50.00 ± 0.00 g/ml for E.coli. This study demonstrated that these two bacterial strains were susceptible to the green synthesized AgNPs.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherKenya Chemical Societyen_US
dc.subjectGreen synthesisen_US
dc.subjectAntimicrobial activityen_US
dc.subjectSilver nanoparticlesen_US
dc.subjectCitrullus lanatusen_US
dc.titleAntibacterial activity of green synthesized silver nanoparticles using Citrullus lanatus fruit rind extracten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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