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Formation of bacterial nanocells
Author(s): Mikhail Vainshtein; Ekaterina Kudryashova; Natalia Suzina; Elena Ariskina; Vadim Voronkov
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Paper Abstract

Existence of nanobacteria received increasing attention both in environmental microbiology/geomicro-biology and in medical microbiology. In order to study a production of nanoforms by typical bacterial cells. Effects of different physical factors were investigated. Treatment of bacterial cultures with microwave radiation, or culturing in field of electric current resulted in formation a few types of nanocells. The number and type of nanoforms were determined with type and dose of the treatment. The produced nanoforms were: i) globules, ii) clusters of the globules--probably produced by liaison, iii) nanocells coated with membrane. The viability of the globules is an object opened for doubts. The nanocells discovered multiplication and growth on solidified nutrient media. The authors suggest that formation of nanocells is a common response of bacteria to stress-actions produced by different agents.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3441, Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology, (6 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.319826
Show Author Affiliations
Mikhail Vainshtein, Institute of Biochemistry and Physiology of Microorganisms (Russia)
Ekaterina Kudryashova, Institute of Biochemistry and Physiology of Microorganisms (Russia)
Natalia Suzina, Institute of Biochemistry and Physiology of Microorganisms (Russia)
Elena Ariskina, Institute of Biochemistry and Physiology of Microorganisms (Russia)
Vadim Voronkov, Institute of Biochemistry and Physiology of Microorganisms (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3441:
Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology
Richard B. Hoover, Editor(s)

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