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Mode of action of hydrogen peroxide and other oxidizing agents: differences between liquid and gas forms.
These results provide a comprehensive understanding of the differences in interactions between a number of oxidizing agents and macromolecules commonly found in microbial cells, particularly between liquid and gas peroxide. Expand
Free-living amoebae and their intracellular pathogenic microorganisms: risks for water quality.
The intention is to provide an informed opinion on the environmental risks associated with the presence of FLA and on the survival of cysts following biocidal treatments, while also highlighting the need to conduct research on the roles of amoebae in aquatic ecosystems. Expand
Mechanisms of action of disinfectants
A knowledge of disinfection mechanisms provides a basis from which novel chemistries and synergistic combinations may be developed, and an understanding of target reactivity is required. Expand
Mechanisms of action of antibacterial biocides.
A knowledge and understanding of these lesions offers a powerful tool in the search for novel chemistries and improved biocidal capabilities. Expand
Bacterial spore structures and their protective role in biocide resistance
This review considers the main spore structures, highlighting their relevance to spore resistance properties and detailing their chemical composition, with a particular emphasis on the differences between various spore formers. Expand
Use of hydrogen peroxide as a biocide: new consideration of its mechanisms of biocidal action.
This review aims to combine past and novel evidence of interactions between hydrogen peroxide and the microbial cell and its components, while reflecting on alternative applications that make use of gaseous hydrogenperoxide. Expand
Action of Disinfectant Quaternary Ammonium Compounds against Staphylococcus aureus
Mode-of-action studies concluded that ADBAC and DDAC are both membrane-active agents, possessing subtly different modes of action reflecting early cell interactions against Staphylococcus aureus, although high biocide concentrations may have inhibited autolytic enzyme activity. Expand
A rapid method for assessing the suitability of quenching agents for individual biocides as well as combinations
A novel, rapid method for testing the ability of quenching agents to neutralize disinfectants and its application in the treatment of infectious diseases. Expand
Reduction in Exopolysaccharide Viscosity as an Aid to Bacteriophage Penetration through Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilms
The data suggest that bacteriophage migration through P. aeruginosa biofilms may be facilitated by a reduction in alginate viscosity brought about by enzymic degradation and that the source of the enzyme may be the bacterial host itself. Expand
Bioluminescence and spores as biological indicators of inimical processes.