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Absorption and transport of fluorescent brighteners by microorganisms.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Applied microbiology
Publication Date
Volume
10
Pages
387–393
Identifiers
PMID: 14025111
Source
Medline
Keywords
  • Bacitracin
  • Escherichia Coli
  • Fluorescence
  • Penicillium
  • Streptomyces
  • Yeasts

Abstract

The absorption of brighteners by living cells and their transport to subsequent growth is described. Brighteners are highly fluorescent, ultraviolet-absorbing compounds which appear to be essentially nontoxic, stable biological markers. They have been effectively absorbed by growing cultures of bacteria, yeasts, actinomycetes, and higher fungi, with active growth centers evidencing the greatest flourescence.

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