Visualising the structure of bacterial communities: characterising a novel nutrient uptake system in Escherichia coli biofilms

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

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Abstract

Biofilms pose an increasing public health risk due to their ability to confer chemical, mechanical and environmental protection to the constituent bacteria [1]. Previous studies have shown complex fractal patterning and chirality in multi-strain colony biofilms; however, the architecture and substructure of single-strain communities is somewhat understudied. We aim to use the Mesolens to image the previously unexplored internal architecture of an intact Escherichia coli colony biofilm to better understand spatiotemporal organisation of a live bacterial community.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jun 2019
EventPhotonex Scotland Roadshow 2019 - Technology & Innovation Centre, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Jun 20195 Jun 2019
https://www.photonicsolutions.co.uk/event-detail.php?event=6714

Conference

ConferencePhotonex Scotland Roadshow 2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period5/06/195/06/19
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Keywords

  • biofilm
  • microscopy
  • mesolens
  • mesoscopy
  • live cell imaging

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