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Phosphate starvation as an antimicrobial strategy: the controllable toxicity of lanthanum oxide nanoparticles

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Abstract

Lanthanum oxide nanoparticles were utilized to scavenge phosphate from microbial growth media for the use of targeted nutrient starvation as an antimicrobial strategy. Only in phosphate poor environments a toxic effect was observed. The effect was shown on Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus carnosus, Penicillium roqueforti, and Chlorella vulgaris.

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The article was received on 08 Feb 2012, accepted on 01 Mar 2012 and first published on 01 Mar 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC30903C
Chem. Commun., 2012,48, 3869-3871

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    Phosphate starvation as an antimicrobial strategy: the controllable toxicity of lanthanum oxide nanoparticles

    L. C. Gerber, N. Moser, N. A. Luechinger, W. J. Stark and R. N. Grass, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 3869
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CC30903C

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