A Versatile and Rapidly Deployable Device to Enable Spatiotemporal Observations of the Sessile Microbes and Environmental Surfaces A Versatile and Rapidly Deployable Device to Enable Spatiotemporal Observations of the Sessile Microbes and Environmental Surfaces

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Abstract

<p>Although microbes typically associate with surfaces, detailed observations of surface-associated microbes on natural substrata are technically challenging. We herein introduce a flow channel device named the Stickable Flow Device, which is easily configurable and deployable on various surfaces for the microscopic imaging of environmental microbes. We demonstrated the utility of this device by creating a flow channel on different types of surfaces including live leaves. This device enables the real-time imaging of bacterial biofilms and their substrata. The Stickable Flow Device expands the limits of conventional real-time imaging systems, thereby contributing to a deeper understanding of microbe-surface interactions on various surfaces.</p>

Journal

  • Microbes and Environments

    Microbes and Environments 32(1), 88-91, 2017

    The Japanese Society of Microbial Ecology / The Japanese Society of Soil Microbiology

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130005519591
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA11551577
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    journal article
  • ISSN
    1342-6311
  • NDL Article ID
    028095498
  • NDL Call No.
    Z54-J644
  • Data Source
    NDL  IR  J-STAGE 
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