Contact-free cold atmospheric plasma treatment of Deinococcus radiodurans

  title={Contact-free cold atmospheric plasma treatment of Deinococcus radiodurans},
  author={Tim Maisch and Tetsuji Shimizu and Anindita Mitra and Julia Heinlin and Sigrid Karrer and Yang-Fang Li and Gregor Morfill and Julia Louise Zimmermann},
  journal={Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology},
In this study we investigated the sensitivity of Deinococcus radiodurans to contact-free cold atmospheric plasma treatment as part of a project to establish new efficient procedures for disinfection of inanimate surfaces. The Gram-positive D. radiodurans is one of the most resistant microorganisms worldwide. Stationary phases of D. radiodurans were exposed to cold atmospheric plasma for different time intervals or to ultraviolet C (UVC) radiation at dose rates of 0.001–0.0656 J cm−2… CONTINUE READING