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Weight and Morphology of Bacteria Exposed to Antibiotics

  • V. Lorian
  • W. Tosch
  • D. Joyce

Abstract

Exposure of bacteria to sub-MIC of various beta-lactam and other antibiotics results in morphologic alterations including a substantial increase in size. Staphylococci change into large cells with a diameter of 2–3 µm [1] and gram-negative bacilli grow into long filaments [2,3,4].

Keywords

Antimicrob Agent Bacterial Mass Aminopenicillanic Acid Large Bacterium Respective Filament 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Lorian
    • 1
  • W. Tosch
    • 2
  • D. Joyce
    • 1
  1. 1.Section of Microbiology and Epidemiology, Department of PathologyThe Bronx Lebanon Hospital CenterBronxUSA
  2. 2.Ciba GeigyBaselSwitzerland

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