Effect of americium-241 on luminous bacteria. Role of peroxides.

@article{Alexandrova2011EffectOA,
  title={Effect of americium-241 on luminous bacteria. Role of peroxides.},
  author={Margarita Alexandrova and Tatiana Rozhko and Galina A. Vydryakova and Nadezhda S Kudryasheva},
  journal={Journal of environmental radioactivity},
  year={2011},
  volume={102 4},
  pages={407-11}
}
The effect of americium-241 ((241)Am), an alpha-emitting radionuclide of high specific activity, on luminous bacteria Photobacterium phosphoreum was studied. Traces of (241)Am in nutrient media (0.16-6.67 kBq/L) suppressed the growth of bacteria, but enhanced luminescence intensity and quantum yield at room temperature. Lower temperature (4 °C) increased… CONTINUE READING