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From: Size-dependent antimicrobial properties of sugar-encapsulated gold nanoparticles synthesized by a green method

Figure 6

Visualizing dGNP-induced morphological changes of S. epidermidis cell membranes via TEM. (A) Morphology of the untreated S. epidermidis cells at 0 h (a); cross section of the untreated S. epidermidis cell after 12 h (b). (B) Interaction of dGNPs with S. epidermidis cell at 0 h (a); cross section of the dGNPs-treated S. epidermidis cell after 6 h showing the initiation of the cell wall disruption (b); cross section of the lysed S. epidermidis cell after 12 h of treatment with dGNPs (c).

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