Killing bacterial spores with blue light: when innate resistance meets the power of light.
Summary of "Killing bacterial spores with blue light: when innate resistance meets the power of light."
This article is a highlight of the paper by Maclean et al. in this issue of Photochemistry and Photobiology describing the sporicidal effects 405 nm visible light alone on endospores of the Clostridium and Bacillus genera. 1.73 kJ cm(-2) was capable of reducing endospore colony forming units by up to 4-log(10.) These findings have never been previously demonstrated and may be incorporated into decontamination methods that span medical, military, and food preparatory applications. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Photochemistry and Photobiology © 2012 The American Society of Photobiology.
Department of Chemistry, Columbia University, New York, NY; The Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.
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Name: Photochemistry and photobiology
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22946878
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-1097.2012.01233.x
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