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Bactericidal Activities against Gram-Negative and Gram-Positive Bacteria

Muhammad Ikram*

Department of Physics, Government College University Lahore, Lahore 54000, Punjab, Pakistan

*Corresponding Author:
Muhammad Ikram
Department of Physics, Government College University Lahore, Lahore 54000, Punjab, Pakistan
E-mail:: [email protected]

Received date:  August 02, 2022, Manuscript No. IPJAMB-22-14770; Editor assigned date: August 05, 2022, PreQC No. IPJAMB-22-14770 (PQ); Reviewed date: August 15, 2022, QC No. IPJAMB-22-14770; Revised date: August 25, 2022, Manuscript No. IPJAMB-22-14770 (R); Published date: September 02, 2022, DOI: 10.36648/2576-1412.6.9.87
Citation:Ikram M (2022) Bactericidal Activities against Gram-Negative and Gram-Positive Bacteria. J Appl Microbiol Biochem Vol.6 No.9: 087

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Formation of Amphipathic Helical Structures

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