- Aug 5, 2010
:crackup:Nonsense. "This short-wave ultraviolet light disrupts DNA base pairing causing thymine-thymine dimers leading to death of bacteria"
Think about it: homicide - suicide - genocide - germicide.
Sorry but every time I see Wikipedia sited as a source it makes me laugh...it is the least valued source on the planet when it comes to science. Yes it does cause thymine-thymine dimers which LEADS do the death of the bacteria. BUT it doesn't KILL the bacteria. It prevents them from replicating and producing the structural units needed for survival.
A way to look at it would be that the bacteria are "paralyzed" and "starve" to death.
Edit: Arayan, how did you test to see if there was bacteria before and after??