Interference reflection microscopy shows novel insights to bacterial gliding motility

Liam M. Rooney, Paul A. Hoskisson, Gail McConnell

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Abstract

The gliding motility of the Δ-proteobacterium, Myxococcus xanthus is used to facilitate either social or adventurous motility depending on the availability of nutrients in their environment. The size of bacteria limits our ability to use sectioning microscopy techniques, and so most studies on gliding motility use fluorescence-based techniques to focus on lateral (x, y) dynamics. We aim to use interference reflection microscopy (IRM) to visualise the axial motility dynamics in gliding cells to better understand their underlying gliding motility mechanisms.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jun 2018
Event18th European Light Microscopy Initiative Meeting 2018 - University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 5 Jun 20188 Jun 2018
https://www.elmi2018.eu/

Conference

Conference18th European Light Microscopy Initiative Meeting 2018
Abbreviated titleELMI 2018
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period5/06/188/06/18
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Keywords

  • myxococcus xanthus
  • biomedical imaging
  • microbiology

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