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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. Learn more about how to detect a virus with a microplate reader.
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.
Antiviral assay based on expression of fluorescent proteins by the virusesAhlam Ali (1) , Manoja Rasamanikkam (2) , Ultan Power (1) , (1) Queen’s University Belfast , (2) BMG LABTECH, 03/2021
LAMP assay for detecting SARS-CoV-2 RNA using an absorbance-based colorimetric readoutAnn-Cathrin Volz, , Martin Mangold, BMG LABTECH 77799 Ortenberg, Germany, 03/2021
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
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Verapamil inhibits efflux pumps in Candida albicans, exhibits synergism with fluconazole, and increases survival of Galleria mellonellaRead article
Investigation of antibiofilm activity, antibacterial activity, and mechanistic studies of an amphiphilic peptide against Acinetobacter baumanniiRead article
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Analysis of lipid composition reveals mechanisms of ethanol tolerance in the model yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiaeRead article
Applied and environmental microbiology
Viral Infectivity in Patients Undergoing Tracheotomy With COVID-19: A Preliminary StudyRead article
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Microbial Photoinactivation by Visible Light Results in Limited Loss of Membrane IntegrityRead article