Bacterial plasmolysis as a physical indicator of viability.

  title={Bacterial plasmolysis as a physical indicator of viability.},
  author={Darren R. Korber and Albert C. B. Choi and Gideon M. Wolfaardt and Douglas E. Caldwell},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  volume={62 11},
Bacterial plasmolytic response to osmotic stress was evaluated as a physical indicator of membrane integrity and hence cellular viability. Digital image analysis and either low-magnification dark-field, high-magnification phase-contrast, or confocal laser microscopy, in conjunction with pulse application of a 1.5 M NaCl solution, were used as a rapid… CONTINUE READING