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Changes in the absorption and scattering properties in the near-infrared region during the growth of Bacillus subtilis in liquid culture

Dzhongova, Elitsa and Harwood, Colin R. and Thennadil, Suresh (2009) Changes in the absorption and scattering properties in the near-infrared region during the growth of Bacillus subtilis in liquid culture. Applied Spectroscopy, 63 (1). pp. 25-32. ISSN 0003-7028

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Abstract

Multiple scattering of light by cells posesses a significant challenge in the development of near-infrared based methodologies to reliably extract chemical and physical information contained in the spectra collected during the bactrial growth cycle. The extent of information that can be obtained from NIR spectra could, in principle, be vastly improved if the scattering and absoption effects can be effectively separated.