African Journal of

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12235

Full Length Research Paper

Truffle mediated (Terfezia claveryi) synthesis of silver nanoparticles and its potential cytotoxicity in human breast cancer cells (MCF-7)

Habeeb Khadri
  • Habeeb Khadri
  • Department of Medical Laboratories, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Qassim University, KSA.
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Yousef H. Aldebasi
  • Yousef H. Aldebasi
  • Department of Optometry, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Qassim University, KSA.
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Khateef Riazunnisa
  • Khateef Riazunnisa
  • Department of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, A.P., India.
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  •  Received: 11 April 2017
  •  Accepted: 18 May 2017
  •  Published: 31 May 2017


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