Chemometric analysis of multiple species of Bacillus bacterial endospores using infrared spectroscopy: discrimination to the strain level.

Previous work using infrared spectroscopy has shown potential for rapid discrimination between bacteria in either their sporulated or vegetative states, as well as between bacteria and other common interferents. For species within one physiological state, however, distinction is far more challenging, and requires chemometrics. In the current study, we have… (More)