|Title||Method of visualizing bacteria small protocol is standardized.|
- Method for smell analysis to understand the dialogue among different kinds/ same kinds of bacteria is standardized.
- It is expected that it will be used for bacteria smell research, agriculture (biological fertilizer) and medicine (super bacteria).
Smell of bacteria, which is one of the representative bad odor, has been recognized as an important signal material of interaction among same kind/ and different kind bacteria but research method has not been systematic. To overcome this problem, a team led by domestic researchers and composed of scientists from the US, France and Egypt has completed a standardized protocol.
The research conducted by the team led by Dr. Choong Min, Rye of KRIBB (President Kyu Tae, Chang, hereinafter referred to as KRIBB) was conducted with the support of Woo Jang Choon project of the Rural Development Administration and major project of KRIBB.
The research result is published in the cover of July Issue of Nature Protocols, IF: 9.64), one of the world’s renowned journals in the protocol area under the title of Biological and chemical strategies for exploring inter- and intra-kingdom communication mediated via bacterial volatile signals).
It is not hard to measure the exact amount as bacteria odor has great volatility. Through this protocol, gas chromatograph and mass spectrometer (GC-MS) with the same method and condition can be applied across the world. It means that gas analysis is visualized and checked for comparison and analysis.
The research team also provided various methods for using bacteria odor. The bacteria odor makes plants grow well, opening the possibility of using it as invisible gas fertilizer. In addition, it can be developed into a gas antibiotics based on the study result that shows the odor deters the growth of pathogen.
Dr. Choong Min, Ry of Infectious Disease Research Center of KRIBB said “We hope that our research outcome can be applicable to other researches on bacteria odor and industries such as agriculture and medicine in South African countries and Southeast Asian countries where scientific information equality are relatively low by providing open access that can be enjoyed by anyone in the world for free with just internet access.”