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Ionizing Radiation Changes the Electronic Properties of Melanin and Enhances the Growth of Melanized Fungi

  • Ekaterina Dadachova mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: edadacho@aecom.yu.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Nuclear Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America, Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America

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  • Ruth A. Bryan,

    Affiliation: Department of Nuclear Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America

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  • Xianchun Huang,

    Affiliation: Department of Nuclear Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America

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  • Tiffany Moadel,

    Affiliation: Department of Nuclear Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America

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  • Andrew D. Schweitzer,

    Affiliation: Department of Nuclear Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America

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  • Philip Aisen,

    Affiliation: Physiology and Biophysics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America

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  • Joshua D. Nosanchuk,

    Affiliations: Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America, Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America

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  • Arturo Casadevall

    Affiliations: Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America, Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America

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  • Published: May 23, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0000457

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