Photoinactivation of Legionella Rubrilucens by Visible Light

@article{Schmid2017PhotoinactivationOL,
  title={Photoinactivation of Legionella Rubrilucens by Visible Light},
  author={Julian Schmid and Katharina Hoenes and Monika Rath and Petra Vatter and Barbara Spellerberg and Martin Hessling},
  journal={European Journal of Microbiology \& Immunology},
  year={2017},
  volume={7},
  pages={146 - 149}
}
In this study, the photoinactivation of Legionella by visible light is investigated. The success of this approach would offer new prospects for technical water disinfection and maybe even for therapeutic measures in cases of Legionella infections. Therefore, Legionella rubrilucens was dispensed on buffered charcoal yeast extract medium agar plates and illuminated with different doses of violet light generated by 405 nm light-emitting diodes (LEDs). A strong photoinactivation effect was observed… 
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