6 July 1998 Formation of bacterial nanocells
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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.
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Mikhail Vainshtein, Mikhail Vainshtein, Ekaterina Kudryashova, Ekaterina Kudryashova, Natalia Suzina, Natalia Suzina, Elena Ariskina, Elena Ariskina, Vadim Voronkov, Vadim Voronkov, } "Formation of bacterial nanocells", Proc. SPIE 3441, Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology, (6 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.319826; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.319826

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