Examples of this type of Biological Indicator (BI) using this bacillus are Getinge's Biosign Steam-24. BIs are used in conjunction with Chemical Indicators (CI) and Process Indicators (PI) to validate sterilization processes.
Bst DNA Polymerase has a helicase-like activity making it able to unwind DNA strands. Its optimum functional temperature is between 60-65°C and is denatured at temperatures above 70ºC These features make it useful in isothermal nucleic acid amplification . Isothermal amplification is similar to PCR but does not require the high temperature (96°C) step required to denature DNA.
New GeoBacillus stearothermophilus Study Findings Recently Were Reported by Researchers at University of St. Andrews.
Oct 31, 2011; Scientists discuss in "Structural basis of substrate binding in WsaF, a rhamnosyltransferase from Geobacillus stearothermophilus"...
Bactericidal effects of cold plasma technology on Geobacillus stearothermophilus and bacillus cereus microorganisms.
Sep 22, 2007; Cold plasma is a state of matter that contains a large number of particles that are electrically charged. Plasmas generate...