Membrane damage to bacteria caused by single and combined biocides.

  title={Membrane damage to bacteria caused by single and combined biocides.},
  author={Mike D Johnston and Geoffrey William Hanlon and Stephen P. Denyer and Ronald J. W. Lambert},
  journal={Journal of applied microbiology},
  volume={94 6},
AIMS To examine the effect on the leakage of low molecular weight cytoplasmic constituents from Staphylococcus aureus using phenolics singly and in combination, and to see if the observations could be modelled using a non-linear dose response. METHODS AND RESULTS The rate of potassium, phosphate and adenosine triphosphate leakage was examined in the presence of chlorocresol and m-cresol. Individually, leakage was observed only at long contact times or high concentrations. Combined at these… CONTINUE READING
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