Azotobacter Cysts: Reactivation by White Light after Inactivation by Ultraviolet Radiation

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Science  05 Dec 1969:
Vol. 166, Issue 3910, pp. 1296-1297
DOI: 10.1126/science.166.3910.1296


Cysts of Azotobacter vinelandii 12837 inactivated by ultraviolet radiation can be reactivated by white light. This photoreactivation mechanism is not seen in the vegetative cells of the same organism.