Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, September 27th, 1999
"Measurement of luminescence is sensitive, stable, and simple to carry out, and a linear relationship generally exists between mycobacterial viability and bioluminescence in M. smegmatis, bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG), and M. tuberculosis," Valerie A. Snewin and colleagues wrote ("Assessment of Immunity to Mycobacterial Infection with Luciferase Reporter Constructs," Infection and Immunity, September 1999;67(9):4586-4593).
Protective immunity to mycobacterial infection is incompletely understood but...
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