Abstract from Literature
Synopsis: Insertion of the firefly luciferase gene into proliferative Mycobacterium permits rapid (i.e., time frame in hours) assessment of drug susceptibility through the generation of light.
Source: Source: Jacobs WR Jr., et al. Rapid assessment of drug susceptibilities of Mycobacterium tuberculosis by means of luciferase reporter phages. Science 1993;260:819–22.