Microbial Live/Dead Assay

Quantification

The basic approach to microbial assessment was differential interference contrast observation or phase difference observation due to the subject’s colorless, translucent nature. Visualization by Gram staining is another common method used for assessing count and shape.

Conventional problems

It takes a lot of time to evaluate the status of microbes that exist in large numbers on the screen or to check the shapes of these microbes.
Moreover, with just these processes, it is difficult to determine how long the microbes can live and the temporal transition of the ratio of live microbes to dead microbes.

Using the All-in-One Fluorescence Microscope BZ-X800