Studies of bacterial aerotaxis in a microfluidic device.

@article{Adler2012StudiesOB,
  title={Studies of bacterial aerotaxis in a microfluidic device.},
  author={Micha Adler and Michael J. Erickstad and Edgar Omar Cebelledo Gutierrez and Alex Groisman},
  journal={Lab on a chip},
  year={2012},
  volume={12 22},
  pages={4835-47}
}
Aerotaxis, the directional motion of bacteria in gradients of oxygen, was discovered in the late 19th century and has since been reported in a variety of bacterial species. Nevertheless, quantitative studies of aerotaxis have been complicated by the lack of tools for generation of stable gradients of oxygen concentration, [O(2)]. Here we report a series of experiments on aerotaxis of Escherichia coli in a specially built experimental setup consisting of a computer-controlled gas mixer and a two… CONTINUE READING
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