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The nanomaterials and nanoparticles are called as a wonder of the modern medicine. The zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnoNPs) have also used as the antimicrobial applications (the disease causing microbes isolated from different clinical samples and plant disease samples), agriculture, and anticancer therapy. The production of ZnO NPs increased day by day and increased the applications in exposure to humans and animals. The main aim of this present study is to observe the enhanced antibacterial activity of Maranta arundinacearoot mediated zinc oxide nanoparticles. The Zinc Oxide nanoparticles is synthesized using Maranta arundinacea root and the enhanced antimicrobial activity was checked with the addition of antibiotics. The root extract of Maranta arundinaceareact with zinc sulphate solution and forms zinc oxide nanoparticles. The nanoparticles formation was preliminarily confirmed using visual observation and followed by UV-vis spectroscopic analysis. In this study, we found that the zone of inhibition is well seen in oral pathogens such asLactobacillussp and Streptococcus mutants, the values are found to be increased as the zone of inhibition increases. Based on our results the arrow root mediated zinc oxide nanoparticles are the better drug of choice for the control of S. mutans a major causative agent in the oral diseases.


Zinc oxide nanoparticles arrow root nanotechnology Green synthesis oral pathogens

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Akshaya R, Rajeshkumar S, Anitha Roy, & Lakshmi T. (2020). Maranta arundinacea root mediated zinc oxide nanoparticles and its enhanced antibacterial activity. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(4), 5269-5273.