A microfluidics-based in situ chemotaxis assay to study the behaviour of aquatic microbial communities

Lambert, Bennett S., Raina, Jean-Baptiste, Fernandez, Vicente I., Rinke, Christian, Siboni, Nachshon, Rubino, Francesco, Hugenholtz, Philip, Tyson, Gene W., Seymour, Justin R. and Stocker, Roman (2017) A microfluidics-based in situ chemotaxis assay to study the behaviour of aquatic microbial communities. Nature Microbiology, 2 10: 1344-1349. doi:10.1038/s41564-017-0010-9


Author Lambert, Bennett S.
Raina, Jean-Baptiste
Fernandez, Vicente I.
Rinke, Christian
Siboni, Nachshon
Rubino, Francesco
Hugenholtz, Philip
Tyson, Gene W.
Seymour, Justin R.
Stocker, Roman
Title A microfluidics-based in situ chemotaxis assay to study the behaviour of aquatic microbial communities
Journal name Nature Microbiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2058-5276
Publication date 2017-08-28
Year available 2017
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1038/s41564-017-0010-9
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 2
Issue 10
Start page 1344
End page 1349
Total pages 6
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Language eng
Subject 2404 Microbiology
2402 Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
2403 Immunology
2726 Microbiology (medical)
1307 Cell Biology
1311 Genetics
Abstract Microbial interactions influence the productivity and biogeochemistry of the ocean, yet they occur in miniscule volumes that cannot be sampled by traditional oceanographic techniques. To investigate the behaviours of marine microorganisms at spatially relevant scales, we engineered an in situ chemotaxis assay (ISCA) based on microfluidic technology. Here, we describe the fabrication, testing and first field results of the ISCA, demonstrating its value in accessing the microbial behaviours that shape marine ecosystems.
Keyword Microscale Nutrient Patches
Marine-Bacteria
Random Motility
Coefficients
Ocean
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Grant ID GBMF3801
DE160100636
Institutional Status UQ

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