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Title: Label-free identification of bacterial microcolonies via elastic scattering
Authors: Euiwon Bae
Nan Bai
Amornrat Aroonnual
Arun K. Bhunia
E. Daniel Hirleman
Purdue University
Mahidol University
UC Merced
Keywords: Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology;Chemical Engineering;Immunology and Microbiology
Issue Date: 1-Mar-2011
Citation: Biotechnology and Bioengineering. Vol.108, No.3 (2011), 637-644
Abstract: Label-free microcolony identification via elastic light scattering was investigated for three different genera: Salmonella enterica serovar Montevideo, Listeria monocytogenes F4244, and Escherichia coli DH5α. Microcolonies were defined as bacterial colonies in their late-lag phase to early-exponential phase with the diameter range of 100-200 μm. To link biophysical characteristics with corresponding scattering patterns, a phase contrast microscope and a confocal displacement meter were used to measure the colony diameter and its 3D height profile. The results indicated that the growth characteristics of microcolonies were encoded in their morphologies which correlated to the characteristic diffraction patterns. Proposed methodology was able to classify three genera based on comprehensive phenotypic map which incorporated growth speed, ring count, and colony diameter. While the proposed method illustrated the possibility of discriminating microcolonies in their early growth stage, more thorough biophysical understanding is needed to expand the technology to other species. Biotechnol. Bioeng. 2011; 108:637-644. © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
ISSN: 10970290
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2011-2015

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