Advantages of BioLuminescence Method for microorganism detection? - One adv. is that its detection rate is fast- BUT WHAT ELSE?? (Dec/22/2009 )
Could guess one advantage which is - its detection rate is fast.
But what else is there?
Please help me out- got exams in 2 weeks and i cant even answer this!! Thanks
are we talking about altered micro-organisms? or "wild" ones that have not been altered?
In the latter: you can detect organisms that you can not or may not detect with plating (not all organisms can be plated... viable but not culturable state by example)
Offcourse: this goes the other way around too: not all organisms are bioluminiscent.
But when detected: you know the bacteria has the lux operon and you can go ahead for a fast identification of the organism.