oxydative killing vs non-oxydative killing

M. LeChevallier lechevallier1 at comcast.net
Sat Dec 21 01:37:02 EST 2002

It depends on the oxidant.  In general, Gram positive bacterial have a
thicker cell wall and will resist oxidants (chlorine, ozone, and other
common disinfectants) better than Gram negative bacteria.  Bacteria that
have an oxidase enzyme (oxidase positive) will survive better when exposed
to hydrogen peroxide than bacteria without.  The oxidants, conditions, pH,
temperature, etc. need to be better defined.
"Herc28" <herc28 at aol.com> wrote in message
news:20021219010145.23560.00000115 at mb-me.aol.com...
> Can anyone explain to me or direct me to a chart that compares bacteria
> are more susceptable to oxydative vs non-oxydative killing,
> ie.  p. aeriginosa, s. aureus, h. influenza
> verses
> e.coli, streptacoccus, etc.
> Which bacteria are more susceptable to what type of killing?
> thanks.

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