The Significance and Detection of VBNC Microorganisms Frequently Asked Questions
This FAQ paper is a follow-up to the webinar, “The Significance and Detection of VBNC Microorganisms”. Many thoughtful questions were asked about risk, detection, and future regulation trends of VBNC microorganisms. Questions submitted during and after the webinar are answered in this paper.
Questions answered fall under these categories:
- Detection and Contamination Risk
- New Technology
- VBNC Background
Some questions covered in this paper are:
- How can we identify VBNC microorganisms if we cannot culture them, and how are objectionable vs non-objectionable microorganisms differentiated?
- If the correct culture conditions are found, will it be possible to resuscitate all VNBC? Is VBNC resuscitation currently limited by our lack of culture conditions?
- Do you think quorum sensing has a big role in bacteria achieving the VBNC state?
- …. and many more!