Biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles by Lentinus crinitus: characterization and antimicrobial activity




Edible mushroom; Green synthesis; Silver nanoparticles; Cytotoxicity; Antimicrobial activity.


Silver nanoparticles (AgNP) obtained from biological synthesis can be widely used in industrial and medical fields because of their observed antimicrobial activity. The objective of this study was to analyze the biosynthesis of AgNPs by the fungus Lentinus crinitus (L.) Fr., and to evaluate the potential of these nanoparticles as antimicrobial agents. The antimicrobial activity of AgNPs was evaluated by agar diffusion, and broth microdilution methods to determine the minimum inhibitory concentration (CMI) against Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Candida albicans and Candida tropicalis. AgNPs were characterized by UV-Vis spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), inductively coupled plasma emission spectrometry (ICP) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The UV-Vis spectra of the reaction mixture showed a SPR band with peak absorbance at 423 nm, confirming the presence of AgNPs. The synthesized AgNPs demonstrated antagonistic action against C. tropicalis (1.88 µg. mL-1), C. albicans (30.09 µg. mL-1), E. coli and S. aureus (7.52 µg. mL- 1). The AgNPs mediated by L. crinitus are mostly spherical, triangular and rod-shaped (mean diameter 8.82 nm). The concentration of silver in their crystalline structure is 120.37 µg / mL, and protein residues as possible stabilizers. The Lentinus crinitus mushroom isolated from substrates of the Amazon biome is a promising bio-resource for the biological synthesis of AgNPs with relevant antimicrobial properties and demonstrating a great potential for its application in pharmaceutical and food industries.

Author Biographies

Alessandra Alves da Silva Magalhães, Universidade Federal do Amazonas

PhD in Biotechnology by the BIONORTE/AM Network in the area of concentration Biotechnology/Bioprospection and Development of Bioprocesses and Bioproducts. Graduated in Biological Sciences from the Federal University of Amazonas and a master's degree in Genetics and Evolution from the Federal University of São Carlos. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Federal University of Amazonas. He has experience in the field of fungal biology and physiology with an emphasis on bioactive compounds of medical and industrial importance, mainly antimicrobials and enzymes, as well as optimization of fermentation processes. He has experience in the area of Physiology, Genetics of Microorganisms, Bioprospecting and Development of Bioprocesses and Bioproducts. He also has experience with the biological synthesis of silver nanoparticles for application in the medical and cosmetic fields.

Taciana de Amorim Silva, Universidade Federal do Amazonas

The researcher contributed with her experience in the field of fungal biology and physiology, with an emphasis on bioactive compounds of medical and industrial importance, mainly antimicrobial, as well as the optimization of fermentation processes. He also has experience with biological synthesis of silver nanoparticles for application in the medical and cosmetic fields, as well as experience with toxicity testing of biocompounds. The researcher contributed to the analysis of the experiments and as a reviewer of the article.

Suelen Dias da Silva, Universidade Federal do Amazonas

The researcher has experience in submerged fermentation cultivation of edible mushrooms, contributed to this research by carrying out experiments, analyzing the data obtained and reviewing the literature.

Maria Francisca Simas Teixeira, Universidade Federal do Amazonas

The researcher is the curator of the Micoteca DPUA at the Federal University of Amazonas, where most of the experiments were carried out. The researcher has experience in taxonomy, physiology, biochemistry of microorganisms, development of bioprocesses and bioproducts using edible mushrooms.

Amedea Barozzi Seabra, Universidade Federal do ABC

The researcher has experience in the preparation of nanostructured biomaterials that release nitric oxide for medical and agricultural applications, in the biological synthesis of silver nanoparticles for various applications. The researcher contributes to the analysis of the experiments carried out.

Paulo Franco Cordeiro de Magalhães Junior, Universidade Estadual do Amazonas

The researcher has experience in the areas of biological bases and contributed to this research in the discussion of the results and as a reviewer of the article.

José Odair Pereira, Universidade Federal do Amazonas

The researcher has experience in the field of biotechnology, genetics of microorganisms, working mainly on the following topics: endophytic fungi, endophytic bacteria, genetics of microorganisms, plant-microorganism interactions, bioactive products of microbial and genomic origin. The researcher contributed to the analysis of the experiments and as a reviewer of the article.


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MAGALHÃES, A. A. da S.; SILVA, T. de A.; SILVA, S. D. da; TEIXEIRA, M. F. S. .; SEABRA, A. B. .; MAGALHÃES JUNIOR, P. F. C. de .; PEREIRA, J. O. . Biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles by Lentinus crinitus: characterization and antimicrobial activity. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 11, n. 14, p. e429111436261, 2022. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v11i14.36261. Disponível em: Acesso em: 5 jun. 2023.



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