Quantitative measurements of type I and type II persisters using ScanLag

Irit Levin-Reisman, Nathalie Q. Balaban

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The present method quantifies the number of slow-growing bacteria leading to antibiotic persistence in a clonal population. First, it enables discriminating between slow growers that are generated by exposure to a stress signal (Type I persisters) and slow growers that are continuously generated during exponential growth (Type II persisters). Second, the method enables determining the amount of slow growers in a culture.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationMethods in Molecular Biology
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2016

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016.


  • Automatic imaging
  • Bacterial growth
  • High-throughput measurements
  • Lag
  • Persisters
  • ScanLag
  • Stationary phase
  • Type I persistence
  • Type II persistence


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