bacterial viability assay

Pow Joshi via (by pow.joshi from
Thu Nov 22 16:11:32 EST 2007

On 21/11/2007, Sylvie Chauvaux <chauvaux from> wrote:
> Hello,
> Does somebody know an assay to follow bacterial viability of a
> culture ? The commercial kits implicate to take samples of cultures.
> Since I need to follow the viability overnight, I need an assay where
> the reagents can be present in the culture without affecting growth
> of bacteria.
> Many thanks for all your ideas,

I don't claim to know too much about microbes, however would'nt plating the
bugs either on regular  LB or mininal medum work? Ofcourse LB would need to
have an antibiotic marker, I guess.


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