The mechanisms driving microbial navigation in marine systems
Grant number: DE180100911 | Funding period: 2018 - 2022
This project aims to apply advanced video-microscopy to characterise microbial motion at the single cell level, interrogating their navigational responses in precisely controlled physical and chemical conditions. Ocean carbon cycling is driven by the concerted action of marine microbes, but the fine-scale interactions between these microbes and their physical and chemical environments remains elusive. The project findings will unravel the fundamental processes governing microbial motion in real environments, and develop the mechanistic modelling tools required to make quantitative ecosystem-level predictions of how soil-atmosphere-water-marine systems respond in the face of environmental cha..View full description
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Bacteria push the limits of chemotactic precision to navigate dynamic chemical gradients
Douglas R Brumley, Francesco Carrara, Andrew M Hein, Yutaka Yawata, Simon A Levin, Roman Stocker
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