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- Natural bactericidal surfaces: mechanical rupture of pseudomonas aeruginosa cells by cicada wings
- Ivanova, Elena P.; Hasan, Jafar; Webb, Hayden K.; Truong, Vi Khanh; Watson, Gregory S.; Watson, Jolanta A.; Baulin, Vladimir A.; Pogodin, Sergey; Wang, James Y.; Tobin, Mark J.; Lobbe, Christian; Crawford, Russell J.
- 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.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Life and Social Sciences
- Small, Vol. 8, no. 16 (Aug 2012), pp. 2489-2494
- Publication year
- Antibiofouling; Bactericidal surfaces; Insect wings; Nanopillars; Pseudomonas aeruginosa
- John Wiley & Sons
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
- Peer reviewed