Differential damage in bacterial cells by microwave radiation on the basis of cell wall structure.

@article{Woo2000DifferentialDI,
  title={Differential damage in bacterial cells by microwave radiation on the basis of cell wall structure.},
  author={I S Woo and In Koo Rhee and Hee Dong Park},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={66 5},
  pages={2243-7}
}
Microwave radiation in Escherichia coli and Bacillus subtilis cell suspensions resulted in a dramatic reduction of the viable counts as well as increases in the amounts of DNA and protein released from the cells according to the increase of the final temperature of the cell suspensions. However, no significant reduction of cell density was observed in either cell suspension. It is believed that this is due to the fact that most of the bacterial cells inactivated by microwave radiation remained… CONTINUE READING