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Advantages of BioLuminescence Method for microorganism detection?


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#1 jamescorden

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 01:30 AM

Could guess one advantage which is - its detection rate is fast.

But what else is there? [Advantage mainly compared to swabs and contact plates but also in general]


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Posted 26 December 2009 - 10:03 AM

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.
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