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Effect of Peg-Coated Silver and Gold Nanoparticles on Spirulina platensis Biomass during Its Growth in Closed System

Version 1 : Received: 1 February 2020 / Approved: 3 February 2020 / Online: 3 February 2020 (03:42:43 CET)

How to cite: Cepoi, L.; Zinicovscaia, I.; Rudi, L.; Chiriac, T.; Rotari, I.; Turchenko, V.; Djur, S. Effect of Peg-Coated Silver and Gold Nanoparticles on Spirulina platensis Biomass during Its Growth in Closed System. Preprints 2020, 2020020006 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202002.0006.v1). Cepoi, L.; Zinicovscaia, I.; Rudi, L.; Chiriac, T.; Rotari, I.; Turchenko, V.; Djur, S. Effect of Peg-Coated Silver and Gold Nanoparticles on Spirulina platensis Biomass during Its Growth in Closed System. Preprints 2020, 2020020006 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202002.0006.v1).

Abstract

Silver and gold nanoparticles are a promising tool for medical and industrial application, therefore, their ecotoxicity should be carefully examined. The effect of silver (12 nm) and gold (4.7) nanoparticles coated with polyethylene glycol on Spirulina platensis biomass growth and biochemical composition was investigated. The spirulina cultivation medium was supplemented with nanoparticles in concentration range 0.025-0.5 µM. Given concentrations stimulated spirulina biomass growth, while content of proteins, carbohydrates and auxiliary pigments was affected insignificantly by presence of nanoparticles in cultivation medium. The pronounced effect of gold nanoparticles at concentration 0.5 µM on the lipids content was observed. TEM images demonstrate that nanoparticles penetrate inside the cell, resulting in ultrastructural changes in cells.

Subject Areas

Spirulina platensis; silver nanoparticles; gold nanoparticles; spirulina growth; biochemical composition; cell ultrastructure

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