Antimicrobial activities of commercial nanoparticles against an environmental soil microbe, Pseudomonas putida KT2440

@article{Gajjar2009AntimicrobialAO,
  title={Antimicrobial activities of commercial nanoparticles against an environmental soil microbe, Pseudomonas putida KT2440},
  author={Priyanka Gajjar and Brian C Pettee and David W Britt and Wenjie Huang and William P Johnson and Young Cheol Kim},
  journal={Journal of Biological Engineering},
  year={2009},
  volume={3},
  pages={9 - 9}
}
BACKGROUND The release of heavy metal-containing nanoparticles (NP) into the environment may be harmful to the efficacy of beneficial microbes that function in element cycling, pollutant degradation and plant growth. Nanoparticles of Ag, CuO and ZnO are of interest as antimicrobials against pathogenic bacteria. We demonstrate here their antimicrobial activity against the beneficial soil microbe, Pseudomonas putida KT2440. RESULTS Toxicity was detected in a KT2440 construct possessing a… CONTINUE READING