Accession Number:

AD0469219

Title:

DIRECT FLUORESCENT TAGGING OF MICROORGANISMS: A POSSIBLE LIFE DETECTION TECHNIQUE

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD

Report Date:

1965-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

Microorganisms and selected proteinaceous substances were directly tagged with fluorescein isothiocyanate. This approach suggested a possible application for detection of extraterrestrial life. A stable and apparently specific linkage was formed with protein, although nonprotein substances were readily destained. Substances such as soil and atmospheric debris did not exhibit any significant affinity for the dye.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE