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Cisplatin-induced elongation of Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 cells improves microbe–electrode interactions for use in microbial fuel cells

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Abstract

Here, we present an unusual approach of modifying the growth pattern of electroactive bacteria for improving their communication with electrodes. Cells of a known exoelectrogen, Shewanella oneidensis MR-1, were treated with cisplatin, a drug that inhibits cell division but forces the cells to grow longer resulting in a characteristic elongated growth. Such elongated cells showed up to a 5-fold improvement in current densities compared to normal, untreated cells.

Graphical abstract: Cisplatin-induced elongation of Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 cells improves microbe–electrode interactions for use in microbial fuel cells

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The article was received on 11 Jun 2013, accepted on 09 Jul 2013 and first published on 09 Jul 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE41974F
Energy Environ. Sci., 2013,6, 2626-2630

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    Cisplatin-induced elongation of Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 cells improves microbe–electrode interactions for use in microbial fuel cells

    S. A. Patil, K. Górecki, C. Hägerhäll and L. Gorton, Energy Environ. Sci., 2013, 6, 2626
    DOI: 10.1039/C3EE41974F

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