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