Life, death and in-between: meanings and methods in microbiology

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dc.contributor.author Davey, Hazel M.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-21T13:53:44Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-21T13:53:44Z
dc.date.issued 2011-06-24
dc.identifier.citation Davey , H M 2011 , ' Life, death and in-between: meanings and methods in microbiology ' Applied and Environmental Microbiology , vol 77 , no. 16 , pp. 5571-5576 . , 10.1128/AEM.00744-11 en
dc.identifier.issn 0099-2240
dc.identifier.other PURE: 173826
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/7699
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/7699
dc.description Davey, H. (2011). Life, death and in-between: meanings and methods in microbiology. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Minireviews, 77, (16), 5571-5576. IMPF: 03.82 en
dc.description.abstract Determination of microbial viability by the plate count method is routine in microbiology laboratories worldwide. However, limitations of the technique, particularly with respect to environmental microorganisms, are widely recognized. Many alternatives based upon viability staining have been proposed, and these are often combined with techniques such as image analysis and flow cytometry. The plethora of choices, however, adds to confusion when selecting a method. Commercial staining kits aim to simplify the performance of microbial viability determination but often still need adaptation to the specific organism of interest and/or the instruments available to the researcher. This review explores the meaning of microbial viability and offers guidance in the selection and interpretation of viability testing methods. en
dc.format.extent 6 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Applied and Environmental Microbiology en
dc.title Life, death and in-between: meanings and methods in microbiology en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AEM.00744-11
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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