Lyophilized bioluminescent bacterial reagent for the detection of toxicants


A reagent useful in the detection of environmental insults comprising bacterial cells containing a stress promoter operably linked to a lux gene complex has been prepared by lyophilizing the cells in a specified medium. The reagent may be used immediately upon rehydration where a positive test for the presence of an environmental insult is given by an increase in light production from the cells.


Provides the technology to determine the level of environmental stress experienced by an organism

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