Bacterial infection captured on film in real time

Date:9 February 2010

Researchers at the Universities of Bath and Exeter have developed a new technique that allows them to make a movie of bacteria infecting their living host.

The insect immune cells called hemocytes (green) rapidly engulf the bacteria (red) following infection and this can be studied in real-time using timelapse microscopy.
 

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Video and image credit: Universities of Bath and Exeter
 

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