Monitoring spatial segregation in surface colonizing microbial populations.

Theresa Hölscher, Anna Dragos, Ramses Gallegos-Monterrosa, Marivic Martin, Eisha Mhatre, Anne Richter, Ákos T. Kovács

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Abstract

The role of assortment (spatial segregation) in evolutionary scenarios can be examined using simple microbial systems in the laboratory that allow controlled adjustment of spatial distribution. By modifying the founder cell density, various assortment levels can be visualized using fluorescently labelled bacterial strains in the colony biofilms of Bacillus subtilis.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere54752
JournalJournal of Visualized Experiments
Volume116
Number of pages9
ISSN1940-087X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Hölscher, T., Dragos, A., Gallegos-Monterrosa, R., Martin, M., Mhatre, E., Richter, A., & Kovács, Á. T. (2016). Monitoring spatial segregation in surface colonizing microbial populations. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 116, [e54752]. https://doi.org/10.3791/54752