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Nanotech 2010 Vol. 3
Nanotech 2010 Vol. 3
Nanotechnology 2010: Bio Sensors, Instruments, Medical, Environment and Energy
Chapter 8: Environment, Health & Safety

The Effect of Nanoparticles on Bacteriophage Infection

Authors:A.L. Nickel, M.L. Pedulla, R.K. Kasinath
Affilation:Montana Tech, US
Pages:546 - 549
Keywords:nanoparticles, environment, bacteriophage, bacteria, infection
Abstract:We present the results of our recent findings that the introduction of apatite nanoparticles (~10 nm) in a classical phage-bacteria infection scenario increases the efficacy of the phage infection as investigated through plaque formation. The increase (10-12 %) was statistically significant and confirmed with 3 different phage-bacteria infection experiments. This finding warrants further investigation due to its far reaching impact on our ecosystem and corresponding down-stream relationships.
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