Sensitivity of oral bacteria to 254 nm ultraviolet light.

  title={Sensitivity of oral bacteria to 254 nm ultraviolet light.},
  author={Zvi Metzger and Miri Dotan and Hadar Better and Itzhak Abramovitz},
  journal={International endodontic journal},
  volume={40 2},
AIM To explore the sensitivity of bacteria commonly found in root canals to 254 nm ultraviolet (UV) light, either as individual cells or as participants of a bacterial multilayer. METHODOLOGY The sensitivity of oral bacteria, as individual cells, to UV light was tested by subjecting plates streaked with bacteria to 254 nm UV, at a fluence of 1-20 mJ cm(-2). An experimental model was designed to produce a bacterial multilayer and to study absorption of UV light by bacteria in an outer layer… CONTINUE READING
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