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Title: Lethality mechanisms in Escherichia coli induced by intense sub-microsecond electrical pulses
Authors: Chalise, Priya R.
Perni, Stefano
Shama, Gilbert
Novac, Bucur M.
Smith, Ivor R.
Kong, Michael G.
Keywords: Microorganisms
Cellular effects of radiation
Biological effects of fields
Bioelectric phenomena
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: © American Institute of Physics
Citation: CHALISE, P.R. ... et al, 2006. Lethality mechanisms in Escherichia coli induced by intense sub-microsecond electrical pulses. Applied Physics Letters, 89 (15), article 153902, pp.1-3.
Abstract: In this letter, the authors present the inactivation kinetics of cells of Escherichia coli and its mutants following treatment with high-intensity electrical pulses of 700 and 32 ns durations. Their experimental results suggest that bacterial inactivation by 700 ns pulses is consistent with a mechanism of reversible electroporation, whereas inactivation by 32 ns pulses may occur as a result of damage to intracellular components. They believe that their results represent a first step towards elucidating the mechanism of lethality of submicrosecond pulses of different durations in prokaryotes.
Description: Copyright 2006 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the authors and the American Institute of Physics. This article appeared in the journal, Applied Physics Letters, and may be found at: http://link.aip.org/link/?APPLAB/89/153902/1
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1063/1.2361271
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/5180
ISSN: 0003-6951
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