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Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
Vol. 37, 2017, Pages: 144-149

Effects of ultrasound on microbial growth and enzyme activity

Guoping Huang, Suwan Chen, ChunhuaDai, Ling Sun, Wenli Sun,Yingxiu Tang, Feng Xiong,Ronghai He,Haile Ma

Institute of Life Sciences, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, Jiangsu 212013, PR China.

Abstract

Nowadays, ultrasound is widely used in many aspects. In the last few years, many papers have concentrated on the applications of ultrasound in engineering, chemistry, medicine, physics and biology, but few in biological effects such as the acceleration effects on proliferation of microbial cells, the inactivation effects on microorganisms and the influences on the activities of enzyme. Thus, the objective of this review is to investigate the biological effects of ultrasound on these aspects.

Keywords: Ultrasound, Biological effects, Microbial growth, Enzyme activity.

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