Photodynamic effects of dyes on bacteria. II. Genetic effects of broad-spectrum visible light in the presence of acridine dyes and methylene blue in chemostat cultures of Escherichia coli.

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Photodynamic mutagenesis was studied in chemostat cultures of Escherichia coli B/r (TlR trp) exposed to one of six different acridine dyes or methylene blue. Mutation to phage T5 resistance was induced with a broad-spectrum fluorescent-light source. All of the agents tested were photomutagenic; acridine yellow was the most efficient sensitizer and… (More)

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@article{Webb1979PhotodynamicEO, title={Photodynamic effects of dyes on bacteria. II. Genetic effects of broad-spectrum visible light in the presence of acridine dyes and methylene blue in chemostat cultures of Escherichia coli.}, author={R. B. Webb and Bruce S. Hass and Herbert E. Kubitschek}, journal={Mutation research}, year={1979}, volume={59 1}, pages={1-13} }