International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2557


Recombinant technology and nanoscience

Icy D’Silva
Department of Food Science, Ontario Agricultural College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1, Canada.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 27 May 2011
  •  Published: 31 July 2011



Recombinant technology is the most important prerequisite for the effective engineering of nanostructured deoxyribonucleic acid  and protein based materials in nanoscience. Recombinant technology allows the manipulation of the properties of molecules, including physico-chemical properties of proteins that control electron transport and photochemical processes in the development of molecular electronic devices and device fabrication. Recombinant molecules, such as recombinant ovalbumin and recombinant ovalbumin mutants have provided a powerful means for the study of their physico-chemical and structural characteristics, and thereby for their use in nanoscience. This review presents an overview of the integration of recombinant technology and nanoscience through reported studies in areas, including food, environment, medicine, physics and chemistry.


Key words:  Nanoscience, recombinant ovalbumin mutants, recombinant technology.