Accession Number : AD0164300
Title : Chemiluminescent System for Detecting Living Microorganisms.
Descriptive Note : Patent,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : Soli,Giorgio
Report Date : 16 FEB 1971
Pagination or Media Count : 7
Abstract : The invention relates to a system for detecting living microorganisms, and more particularly, to a method for detecting living microorganisms in abnormal concentrations and differentiating them from dead cells or inert matter. The method makes use of the light reaction of a chemiluminescent compound in the presence of a peroxide and takes advantage of the ability of microorganisms to decompose the peroxide through the enzyme catalase.
Descriptors : *Chemiluminescence, *Microbiology, *Patents, Hydrogen peroxide, Enzymes, Catalase, Microorganisms, Metabolism
Subject Categories : Microbiology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE