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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 virus detection methods and 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.
Establishing luminescence-based assays: miniaturised experiments help to optimise resultsDaniel Wünsch , Sabine Scheve , Ralf Rabus , , Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM), Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany, 05/2022
NextGenPCR™ evaluated with a fluorescence microplate reader accelerates testing for SARS-CoV-2 viral RNARobin Struijk , Anton van den Ouden , Gert de Vos, Molecular Biology Systems B.V., Diazweg 7, 4462HG Goes, The Netherlands, 04/2022
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
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
The effect of extended refrigerated storage on the physicochemical, structural, and microbial quality of sous vide cooked biceps femoris treated with ginger powder (zingibain)Read article
A self-amplifying RNA vaccine protects against SARS-CoV-2 (D614G) and Alpha variant of concern (B.1.1.7) in a transmission-challenge hamster modelRead article
Characterization of the Bifunctional Enzyme BioDA Involved in Biotin Synthesis and Pathogenicity in Aspergillus flavus
Synthesis, characterization, antimicrobial and antibiofilm activity, and molecular docking analysis of NHC precursors and their Ag-NHC complexes
Ubericin K, a New Pore-Forming Bacteriocin Targeting mannose-PTS