why luciferase but not beta-gal or CAT?

Tony Shen tony_shen at 263.NET
Wed Oct 20 07:14:48 EST 1999

I wonder why researchers use luciferase but not beta-gal or CAT
for reporter assay nowadays.
Is it because it is more sensitive or accurate?

            Best regard
            Tony Shen
            tony_shen at 263.net

Institute Materia Medcia, Chinese Academy of Medical Science
and Peiking Union Medical College

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