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Bioluminescent bacteria














A time-lapse video clip, recorded with a low light camera, showing bioluminescent E. coli growing on an agar plate overnight.

Bioluminescent bacteria can be used as an excellent reporter of metabolic activity and have many applications in scientific research, from checking food is heated thoroughly to testing the effectiveness of antibiotics.

Dr Gareth Robinson - UWE Department of Applied Sciences
 
 

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