Phylogenetic analysis, the process of determining the relationships of organisms to each other and to their common ancestors, is not only an essential part of understanding evolution it is an essential part of tracing and understanding outbreaks of pathogenic microorganisms…. Read More ›
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BRI Director, DR. Barry Hall has just co-authored a new paper on Estimating microbial population data from optical density, with primary author Portia Mira and Pamela Yeh, published by PLOS. PLOS is a nonprofit, Open Access publisher empowering researchers to… Read More ›
We are happy to announce the release of GrowthRates 6.2, which includes support for two additional plate reader models. The GrowthRates program has received worldwide attention for its ability to streamline the analysis of data output from a range of microtiter plate reader models, often reducing… Read More ›
High-throughput measurements of microbial growth rates have been made possible by using microtiter plate readers to measure the growth of cultures in the wells of microtiter plates. It is not necessary to use a very sophisticated or expensive plate reader… Read More ›
Failing to understand the difference between linear and exponential time can undermine your research. by Dr. Barry Hall Over the last decade high-throughput measurements of bacterial growth rates by using microtiter plate readers has become increasingly common. Indeed, some plate… Read More ›
Dr. Barry Hall Many microbiology methods begin with an overnight culture, but few discuss how to prepare a reliable overnight culture. Typically, an overnight culture is started by inoculating a single colony into rich broth medium and shaking the culture… Read More ›
Whatever the role of microorganisms at your institution, it is essential to know their growth parameters, especially the specific growth rate under the relevant conditions. Over the last decade microtiter plate readers have been introduced as a high-throughput tool for simultaneously… Read More ›