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Advanced microscopy of microbial cells

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Growing awareness of heterogeneity in cells of microbial populations has emphasized the importance of advanced microscopy for visualization and understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying cell-to-cell variation. In this review, we highlight some of the recent advances in confocal microscopy, super-resolution optical microscopy (STED, SIM, PALM) as well as atomic force microscopy and Raman spectroscopy. Using examples of bistability in microbial populations as well as biofilm development and differentiation in bacterial and yeast consortia, we demonstrate the importance of microscopy for visualization of variation between cells in phenotypic traits such as gene expression.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
BogserieAdvances in Biochemical Engineering. Biotechnology
Vol/bind124
Sider (fra-til)21-54
Antal sider34
ISSN0724-6145
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2011

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