Myconanotechnology in veterinary sector: Status quo and future perspectives.

Hanafy, M. H., "Myconanotechnology in veterinary sector: Status quo and future perspectives.", International journal of veterinary science and medicine, vol. 6, issue 2, pp. 270-273, 2018 Dec.


Nanotechnology is no longer a concept or a theory of the new world, it has turned into a new enabling technology over the years, with tremendous potential to revolutionize agriculture and livestock sector all over the globe. Moreover, nanotechnology provides new tools for molecular and cellular biology, biotechnology, veterinary physiology and reproduction, giving more promising solutions in both pathogen detection and therapy, engineering of agriculture, incredible results in animal and food systems and many more. Nanotechnology means manipulation, reduction and synthesis of materials at nano scale. Nanoparticles have distinct unique morphological characteristics which are quite different from their original bulk form. Recently, nanoparticles have been produced by industries for commercial applications having huge benefits. Since nanotechnology serves various fields of science and technology, the fabrication of nanoparticles using the biological route is becoming the need of the day. Biosynthesis of nanoparticles attracts the attentions of many researchers and industries to study microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, algae and others as perfect biological factories for the fabrication of different nanoparticles. Among the different bionanofactories, the fungal system has emerged as an efficient most suitable system synthesizing metal nanoparticles by different mechanisms and for many reasons mentioned later. This review highlights the term "Myconanotechnology" in an attempt to direct more attention on fungi as a potential effective green approach in nanotechnology through conducting a SWOT analysis consisting of strengths, weaknesses, future opportunities of myconanosynthesis and probable constraints through eliciting questions for the possibility of using them in a large scale production.