Analysis of the killing of spores of Bacillus subtilis by a new disinfectant, Sterilox.

@article{Loshon2001AnalysisOT,
  title={Analysis of the killing of spores of Bacillus subtilis by a new disinfectant, Sterilox.},
  author={Charles A Loshon and Elizabeth Melly and Barbara Setlow and Peter Setlow},
  journal={Journal of applied microbiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={91 6},
  pages={1051-8}
}
AIMS To determine the mechanism whereby the new disinfectant Sterilox kills spores of Bacillus subtilis. METHODS AND RESULTS Bacillus subtilis spores were readily killed by Sterilox and spore resistance to this agent was due in large part to the spore coats. Spore killing by Sterilox was not through DNA damage, released essentially no spore dipicolinic acid and Sterilox-killed spores underwent the early steps in spore germination, including dipicolinic acid release, cortex degradation and… CONTINUE READING

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