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Natural Bactericidal Surfaces: Mechanical Rupture of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Cells by Cicada Wings.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22674670     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Natural superhydrophobic surfaces are often thought to have antibiofouling potential due to their self-cleaning properties. However, when incubated on cicada wings, Pseudomonas aeruginosa cells are not repelled; instead they are penetrated by the nanopillar arrays present on the wing surface, resulting in bacterial cell death. Cicada wings are effective antibacterial, as opposed to antibiofouling, surfaces.
Authors:
Elena P Ivanova; Jafar Hasan; Hayden K Webb; Vi Khanh Truong; Gregory S Watson; Jolanta A Watson; Vladimir A Baulin; Sergey Pogodin; James Y Wang; Mark J Tobin; Christian Löbbe; Russell J Crawford
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Small (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1613-6829     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-6-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101235338     Medline TA:  Small     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Affiliation:
Faculty of Life and Social Sciences, Swinburne University of Technology, P.O. Box 218, Hawthorn, 3122, Australia. eivanova@swin.edu.au.
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