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Bandara, C.D., Singh, S., Afara, I.O., Tesfamichael, T., Wolff, A., Ostrikov, K. & Oloyede, A., 2017

Bactericidal Effects of Natural Nanotopography of Dragonfly Wing on Escherichia coli

Studies the natural bactericidal effect of dragonfly wing nano-textured surface (NTS) on the E. coli cell wall. Uses advanced microscopy techniques and proposes a model. The work demonstrated that the dragonfly wing has two prominent types of nanopillar structures and that the membrane damage didn't require direct contact between the nanopillars and the bacterial cell membrane.

Journal ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces (ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces)

Malcolm Storey

Taxonomic Scope

Escherichia coli (a bacterium) Background Reading Current
ODONATA (dragonflies and damselflies) Background Reading Current
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