Advantages of BioLuminescence Method for microorganism detection?
Posted 22 December 2009 - 01:30 AM
But what else is there? [Advantage mainly compared to swabs and contact plates but also in general]
Please help me out- got exams in 2 weeks and i cant even answer this!! Thanks
Posted 26 December 2009 - 10:03 AM
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.
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