In the detection and enumeration of microorganisms in clinical samples, environmental or food control by molecular biology techniques it is crucial to differentiate live cells from dead cells.
The assessment and understanding of microbial reality may have large biases and alter our conclusions.
The use of reagents will turn the applicability of genetic techniques and applications in many fields, including:
- Clinical Microbiology and infectious disease evolution.
- Pathogen detection and health risk assessment of environmental and food samples.
- Susceptibility studies: biocides, toxic, antibiotics.
- Microbial ecology.