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Issue 12, 2011
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Titanium dioxide-assisted photocatalytic induction of prophages to lytic cycle

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Abstract

The investigations on the kinetics of photocatalytic inactivation of bacteriophages, lactic bacteria and lysogenic lactic bacteria have shown that the rate of bacterial inactivation is ca. 10 times less than the inactivation of bacteriophages. Titania-assisted photorelease of bacteriophages from lysogenic bacteria proves that photogenerated reactive oxygen species affect the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) of bacteria before their deactivation. On this basis a novel photocatalytic method of a prophage induction to the lytic cycle and detection of lysogenic bacteria is proposed.

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The article was received on 22 Jun 2011, accepted on 11 Oct 2011 and first published on 07 Nov 2011


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C1PP05195D
Citation: Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2011,10, 1974-1978

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    Titanium dioxide-assisted photocatalytic induction of prophages to lytic cycle

    E. V. Skorb, D. V. Andreeva, A. P. Raiski, N. A. Belyasova, H. Möhwald and D. V. Sviridov, Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2011, 10, 1974
    DOI: 10.1039/C1PP05195D

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