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

@inproceedings{Kiyokawa2017AVA,
  title={A Versatile and Rapidly Deployable Device to Enable Spatiotemporal Observations of the Sessile Microbes and Environmental Surfaces},
  author={Tatsunori Kiyokawa and Ryo Usuba and Nozomu Obana and Masatoshi Yokokawa and Masanori Toyofuku and Hiroaki Suzuki and Nobuhiko Nomura},
  booktitle={Microbes and environments},
  year={2017}
}
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… CONTINUE READING