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.
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|Published - 5 Jun 2018
|18th European Light Microscopy Initiative Meeting 2018 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 5 Jun 2018 → 8 Jun 2018
Conference number: 18th
|18th European Light Microscopy Initiative Meeting 2018
|5/06/18 → 8/06/18
- myxococcus xanthus
- biomedical imaging
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Supplementary information for: "Three-Dimensional Observations of an Aperiodic Oscillatory Gliding Behavior in Myxococcus xanthus Using Confocal Interference Reflection Microscopy"