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SUMMARY: organisms recovered from aerosols had a changed envelope as manifested by the bacteria becoming sensitive to lysozyme. Certain di- and trivalent cations added to suspensions of bacteria recovered from aerosols mitigated this sensitivity. Repair required a carbon-energy source, but not synthesis of protein, ribonucleic acid or mucopeptide. Components of the envelope were released from the aerosolized organisms. These results support the hypothesis that aerosolization caused changes in the outer wall structure of bacteria that resemble changes induced by ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid.

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