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phenazine

[′fen·ə‚zēn]
(organic chemistry)
C6H4N2C6H4 Yellow crystals, melting at 170°C; slightly soluble in water, soluble in alcohol and ether; used as chemical intermediate and to make dyes.
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They found that the bacterial colonies produced a phenazine gradient that is likely to be of physiological significance.
aeruginosa invades the mucus, turning it blue-green with antibiotic pigments called phenazines and even destroying lung tissue,
Phenazines act like molecular snorkels, giving bacteria that are crowded or submerged in mucus access to fresh air, Dietrich says.