Laser Light Scattering on Bacterial Colonies as a Possible Tool for Rapid Identification

  • Tibor Illéni
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 73)


A rapid and simple method was developed for bacterial colony recognition by using the polarised laser light diffraction pattern of the colony structure. The diffraction patterns were photographed and classified according to their degree of symmetry. A correlation between the symmetry groups of diffraction patterns and the taxono-mical identity of some eubacterial colonies was studied.


Bacterial Coloni Serratia Marcescens Colony Diameter Micrococcus Luteus Transmitted Laser 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tibor Illéni
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  1. 1.UNEP-UNESCO-ICRO Microbial Resource Centre (MIRCEN), Department of Microbiological EngineeringKarolinska InstitutetStockholm 60Sweden

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