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Microbiological assays examine mechanisms in bacteria, viruses, and parasites. They are essential for understanding infectious diseases, their spread, treatment, and prevention.
Many assays assess the growth or reproduction of microbes. Bacteria, fungi and parasites are mainly quantified using the absorbance measurement mode, while the replication of viruses is typically measured by luminescence. All growth and replication assays need to be measured over time in order to determine growth rates. Time courses can be measured with all BMG LABTECH microplate readers. In addition, the instruments regulates the incubation temperature and atmosphere to desired O2 and CO2 values, generating optimal growth conditions.
BMG LABTECH's multi-mode plate readers can do much more than just growth measurements: they measure how a virus docks onto a cell, how viruses can be neutralized, what helps against biofilms, whether a substance has an antibiotic effect and much more.
Search our Resources section for information about specific applications, literature citations, videos, blog articles and many other publications. Many of the resources provided are associated with current and previous instrument models and versions.
Studying the molecular mechanism of viral replication in real time using the CLARIOstar Plus with ACUMarko Noerenberg (1) , Vincenzo Ruscica (2) , Alfredo Castello (1,2*), (1) MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research, 464 Bearsden Road, Glasgow G61 1QH, Scotland (UK) , (2) Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, South Parks road, OX1 3QU, Oxford, (UK) *Correspondence to: firstname.lastname@example.org, 11/2020
Expression of a stable green fluorescent protein mutant in group B streptococcus. Growth, detection and monitoring, with the CLARIOstarMatthew J. Sullivan , Glen C. Ulett, School of Medical Science and Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Grifﬁth University, Australia, 12/2018
Fluorescence polarization-based RNA synthesis assayStefan Reich , Stephen Cusack, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, 10/2018
Assay development for essential enzyme activity in the tegument of live SchistosomesMadhu Sundaraneedi (1) , Luke Becker (2) , Giovanni Abbenante (3) , Alex Loukas (2) , Grant Collins (1) , Mark Pearson (2), (1) School of Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences, University of New South Wales, Australia , (2) Australian Institute for Tropical Health and Medicine, James Cook University, Australia , (3) BMG LABTECH Australia, 12/2017
Detection of plant-synthesized nanoparticles and their antibacterial capacitySalem W. and Schild S., University of Graz , Institute of Molecular Biosciences , BioTechMed-Graz , Austria, 03/2017
Measure microbial growth using the „OD600“
Synthetic Biology and Artificial Genetic Systems in the Lab
Advances in Combating Antibiotic Resistance
Turbidity measurements in life science
Gold nanoparticles inhibit activation of cancer-associated fibroblasts by disrupting communication from tumor and microenvironmental cellsRead article
Antibacterial activity of biogenic silver and gold nanoparticles synthesized from Salvia africana-lutea and Sutherlandia frutescensRead article
HIV-1 Tat Dysregulates the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Stress Axis and Potentiates Oxycodone-Mediated Psychomotor and Anxiety-Like Behavior of Male MiceRead article
Enrichment and ratiometric detection of circulating tumor cells using PSMA- and folate receptor-targeted magnetic and surface-enhanced Raman scattering nanoparticlesRead article
Biomed. Opt. Express
Towards a circular economy: A novel microalgal two-step growth approach to treat excess nutrients from digestate and to produce biomass for animal feedRead article