KINETIC STUDIES ON THE DESTRUCTIVE ACTION OF OXYGEN ON LYOPHILIZED SERRATIA MARCESCENS
ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD
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Dried Serratia marcescens ATTC strain 14041 cells were exposed to various partial pressures of oxygen and nitrogen. The colony-forming ability of the organisms was rapidly destroyed during exposure to oxygen but was unimpaired by exposure to purified nitrogen. The degree of inactivation depended upon temperature, time, and the partial pressure of oxygen, regardless of whether pure oxygen or dry air was used.