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.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 5 Jun 2018|
|Event||18th European Light Microscopy Initiative Meeting 2018 - Dublin, Ireland|
Duration: 5 Jun 2018 → 8 Jun 2018
Conference number: 18th
|Conference||18th European Light Microscopy Initiative Meeting 2018|
|Abbreviated title||ELMI 2018|
|Period||5/06/18 → 8/06/18|
- myxococcus xanthus
- biomedical imaging
Rooney, L. M., Hoskisson, P. A., & McConnell, G. (2018). Interference reflection microscopy shows novel insights to bacterial gliding motility. Poster session presented at 18th European Light Microscopy Initiative Meeting 2018, Dublin, Ireland.