TitleDoes aqueous fullerene inhibit the growth of Saccharomyces cerevisiae or Escherichia coli?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsHadduck, AN, Hindagolla, V, Contreras, AE, Li, Q, Bakalinsky, AT
JournalAppl Environ Microbiol
Date Published2010 Dec
KeywordsAnti-Bacterial Agents, Antifungal Agents, Escherichia coli, Fullerenes, Microbial Sensitivity Tests, Nanoparticles, Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Studies reporting on potentially toxic interactions between aqueous fullerene nanoparticles (nC(60)) and microorganisms have been contradictory. When known confounding factors were avoided, growth yields of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Escherichia coli cultured in the presence and absence of independently prepared lots of underivatized nC(60) were found not to be significantly different.

Alternate JournalAppl. Environ. Microbiol.
PubMed ID20952654
PubMed Central IDPMC3008218
Grant ListP30 ES000210 / ES / NIEHS NIH HHS / United States
/ / Howard Hughes Medical Institute / United States