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Prodigiosin found in Serratia marcescens y2 initiates phototoxicity in the cytomembrane

Authors
  • Wang, Fei
  • Luo, Hailan
  • Song, Guohua
  • Liu, Chang
  • Wang, Jianguo
  • Xu, Jingliang
  • Su, Xiuhong
  • Ma, Xu Yuan
Publication Date
Jul 15, 2013
Source
GuangZhou Institute of Energy Conversion
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Abstract

Background: Light can be absorbed by bacterial pigment and affects its growth. Prodigiosin is a red pigment found in various bacterial species. The purpose of this study was to investigate the impacts of light on prodigiosin production, biomass formation, and membrane integrity of Serratia marcescens y2.

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