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Bacterial bioreporter assays to measure hydrocarbons
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Handbook of hydrocarbon and lipid microbiology
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Timmis K. N.
Bacterial biosensor/-reporters are useful tools for analyzing the bioavailability and/or toxic effects of hydrocarbons. They generally consist of a recombinant organism in which a genetic circuit is placed that serves to produce an easily detectable reporter protein in response to contact with the hydrocarbon. Here we will describe the background of a number of developed biosensor/-reporters and give a few procedures on the types of assays that can be performed with the sensor/reporter cells.
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