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dc.contributor.authorPlaza, D. O.
dc.contributor.authorGallardo, C.
dc.contributor.authorStraub, Y. D.
dc.contributor.authorBravo, D.
dc.contributor.authorPérez‑Donoso, J. M.
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-21T19:09:09Z
dc.date.available2016-06-21T19:09:09Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationMicrob Cell Fact (2016) 15:76es
dc.identifier.issn1475-2859
dc.identifier.otherDOI 10.1186/s12934-016-0477-8
dc.identifier.urihttp://repositorio.unab.cl/xmlui/handle/ria/830
dc.descriptionIndexación: Web of Sciencees
dc.description.abstractBackground: Fluorescent nanoparticles or quantum dots (QDs) have been intensely studied for basic and applied research due to their unique size-dependent properties. There is an increasing interest in developing ecofriendly methods to synthesize these nanoparticles since they improve biocompatibility and avoid the generation of toxic byproducts. The use of biological systems, particularly prokaryotes, has emerged as a promising alternative. Recent studies indicate that QDs biosynthesis is related to factors such as cellular redox status and antioxidant defenses. Based on this, the mixture of extreme conditions of Antarctica would allow the development of natural QDs producing bacteria. Results: In this study we isolated and characterized cadmium and tellurite resistant Antarctic bacteria capable of synthesizing CdS and CdTe QDs when exposed to these oxidizing heavy metals. A time dependent change in fluorescence emission color, moving from green to red, was determined on bacterial cells exposed to metals. Biosynthesis was observed in cells grown at different temperatures and high metal concentrations. Electron microscopy analysis of treated cells revealed nanometric electron-dense elements and structures resembling membrane vesicles mostly associated to periplasmic space. Purified biosynthesized QDs displayed broad absorption and emission spectra characteristic of biogenic Cd nanoparticles. Conclusions: Our work presents a novel and simple biological approach to produce QDs at room temperature by using heavy metal resistant Antarctic bacteria, highlighting the unique properties of these microorganisms as potent natural producers of nano-scale materials and promising candidates for bioremediation purposes.es
dc.description.urihttp://microbialcellfactories.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12934-016-0477-8
dc.language.isoenes
dc.publisherBIOMED CENTRALes
dc.subjectFluorescent nanoparticleses
dc.subjectQuantum dotses
dc.subjectGreen synthesises
dc.subjectAntarcticaes
dc.subjectBacteriaes
dc.subjectHeavy metalses
dc.subjectMEMBRANE-VESICLESes
dc.subjectESCHERICHIA-COLIes
dc.subjectOXIDATIVE STRESSes
dc.subjectPOTASSIUM TELLURITEes
dc.subjectOPTICAL-PROPERTIESes
dc.subjectLOW-TEMPERATUREes
dc.subjectBIOSYNTHESISes
dc.subjectGLUTATHIONEes
dc.titleBiological synthesis of fluorescent nanoparticles by cadmium and tellurite resistant Antarctic bacteria: exploring novel natural nanofactorieses
dc.typeArticlees


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