Table 1: Characteristics of the applied Escherichia coli strains.

CharacteristicsDesignation in the current studyReference

E. coli MC1061 (pSLlux)Constitutively bioluminescent; bioluminescence is decreased in response to interference in cellular energy production, effects on membranes, or decreased viabilityBioluminescent E. coli [27]
E. coli MC1061 (pSLcueR/pDNcopAlux)Ag+-induced strain; bioluminescence is increased in response to intracellular Ag+ ionsAg+-induced E. coli [27]