Accession Number : AD0424112

Title :   BIOCHEMICAL DETECTION METHODS FOR BACTERIA AND VIRUSES.

Descriptive Note : Final rept., 1 July 62-30 June 63,

Corporate Author : MELPAR FALLS CHURCH VA

Personal Author(s) : Mitz, M. A. ; Blanchard, G. C. ; Deacon, T. E.

Report Date : JUL 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 95

Abstract : Biochemical methods for the rapid detection of aerosolized bacteria and viruses were investigated. The study was limited to enzyme approaches which could be employed for detecting 1 -100 bacteria in five minutes. Recommendations concerning implementation of the feasible methods were made. The experimental plan followed in establishing the feasibility of the enzyme approach was divided into five phases: (1) screen bacteria for an ideal enzyme, (2) determine conditions for maximum enzyme activity, (3) amplify the enzyme effects, (4) find rapid readout systems, and (5) examine the best approaches with respect to recommendations for instrumentation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DETECTION, MICROORGANISMS), (*BACTERIA, DETECTION), (*VIRUSES, DETECTION), BIOCHEMISTRY, ENZYMES, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, BACTERIAL AEROSOLS.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE