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Fig. 9 | Journal of Nanobiotechnology

Fig. 9

From: Effect of silver nanoparticles on Candida albicans biofilms: an ultrastructural study

Fig. 9

TEM images of the CW of C. albicans. a, b images show yeast without treatment, 3 outer mannoproteins fibrillar layer, 2 inner cell wall layers with preponderance of Glucans and Chitin, 1 plasma membrane. Treated yeast with AgNPs are shown in (b) and (d) with swollen CW and loose of CW characteristic layers. Also in d the red arrow indicates an entrance (pore or hole), with nanoparticles crossing the cell wall and reaching the plasma membrane after 24 h incubation and treatment with AgNPs 0.48 ppm

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