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BIOspektrum

, Volume 20, Issue 4, pp 386–389 | Cite as

Bakterien gefangen im Licht

  • Matthias Koch
  • Julian Roth
  • Alexander RohrbachEmail author
Wissenschaft · Methoden 3D-Bewegungsanalyse und Kraftspektroskopie
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Abstract

Bacterial locomotion is often related to pathogenicity and the spread of diseases. Bacteria are able to move under various environmental conditions, and their complex motions are often too fast and minute to be quantitatively imaged with conventional microscopy techniques. The study of their locomotion principles requires new, advanced photonic measurement techniques, capable of extracting forces and energetics exerted by the cell on time scales ranging from milliseconds to a couple of minutes.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthias Koch
    • 1
  • Julian Roth
    • 1
  • Alexander Rohrbach
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Laboratorium für Bio-und Nano-Photonik, Institut für Mikrosystem Technik, ImtekUniversität FreiburgFreiburgGermany
  2. 2.Universität Freiburg Institut für Mikrosystemtechnik — IMTEK Lehrstuhl für Bio- und Nano-PhotonikFreiburgGermany

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