Computer Analysis of Ordered Microbiological Objects
Electron microscopy has yielded a wealth of information on the structure of microorganisms and their constituents and in many instances simple inspection of micrographs has given considerable insight into the structures being investigated. However, to obtain high-resolution information from electron micrographs of microbiological material, the simple, subjective methods generally used to interpret images are often inadequate. Objective methods of image analysis are needed to extract as much reliable information as possible, for example, about the position of individual protein subunits within an assembly or to give an indication of subunit size and shape.
KeywordsSpatial Frequency Optical Diffraction Purple Membrane Bacillus Brevis Computer Image Processing
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