Application Note: Monitoring bacterial growth under different environmental conditions
6 August 2020

Microbial organisms, such as bacteria, serve critical roles in many different facets of modern-day living.  They are used for the production of medical products, environmental remediation, biomedical research, and food production, to name just a few different uses. The ability to manipulate and select different strains with specific characteristics has been paramount to their utility. Likewise, the development of new strains often requires monitoring the growth of strains under various conditions. Here BioTek describes the use of the LogPhase 600 Microbiology Reader to provide temperature control, suspension agitation, and monitor bacterial growth using light scatter in 96-well microplates.