Contact: Monika Landgraf
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Caption: First, an inactivated photo-switchable antibiotic was added to a bacterial lawn. Then, a mask was applied and the lawn was exposed to light for the specific activation of the antibiotic.
Credit: Photo: Babii et al., Angewandte Chemie, 2014
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