Galleria mellonella screening assay in microbiology
Scope of the method
- Human health
- Basic Research
- Education and training
- Translational - Applied Research
- In vivo
- Animal derived cells / tissues / organs
The Galleria mellonella assay makes use of larvae of the Greater Wax Moth. G. mellonella larvae are injected with a small amount of microorganisms, and survival can easily be followed for up to 1 week. This allows to compare virulence between different organisms. Alternatively, after injection of the microorganisms a treatment can be administered, to determine antimicrobial activity.
Basic microbiology lab equipment.
- Published in peer reviewed journal
References, associated documents and other information
Contact personTom Coenye
OrganisationsGhent University (UGent)
Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Microbiology