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    Microfluidic-based Growth and Imaging of Bacterial Biofilms
    Authors:  James M Brown, Birte Blunk, Paul Williams and Kim R Hardie, date: 12/20/2019, view: 1397, Q&A: 0
    Biofilms are a ubiquitous form of growth for bacteria on surfaces in most environments, natural or manmade. Here we present a protocol using the Bioflux microfluidic system to investigate the organized structure and development of these ...
    Assays for Oxidative Responses of Fusarium graminearum Strains to Superoxide Radicals
    Authors:  Yan-Zhang Wang, Yan Guo and Wei-Hua Tang, date: 09/05/2018, view: 2793, Q&A: 0
    The ascomycete fungus Fusarium graminearum is a major causal agent of Fusarium head blight (FHB), a devastating disease affecting small grains cereals worldwide. To better understand the pathogenesis of this fungus, we provide here ...
    Quantification of Root Colonizing Bacteria
    Authors:  Maged M. Saad, Axel de Zélicourt, Eleonora Rolli , Lukas Synek and Heribert Hirt , date: 07/20/2018, view: 3053, Q&A: 0
    Here we describe a simple method to quantify the number of viable bacteria (e.g., Enterobacter sp. SA187) that colonize the root system of Arabidopsis thaliana.
    Visualization of Growth and Morphology of Fungal Hyphae in planta Using WGA-AF488 and Propidium Iodide Co-staining
    Authors:  Amey Redkar, Elaine Jaeger and Gunther Doehlemann, date: 07/20/2018, view: 5401, Q&A: 0
    Fungal pathogens colonizing plants show a varying degree of symptoms. Microscopy techniques have been used to study the infection and proliferation of fungal hyphae inside the host. One of the best optimized and commonly used method is the ...
    Total RNA Extraction from Dinoflagellate Symbiodinium Cells
    Author:  Tingting Xiang, date: 06/05/2018, view: 2755, Q&A: 2
    Dinoflagellates are unicellular algae that can have photosynthetic or nonphotosynthetic lifestyles. Dinoflagellates in the genus Symbiodinium can enter endosymbiotic associations with corals, providing the metabolic basis for the highly ...
    Root Gall Formation, Resting Spore Isolation and High Molecular Weight DNA Extraction of Plasmodiophora brassicae
    Authors:  Sara Mehrabi, Suzana Stjelja and Christina Dixelius, date: 06/05/2018, view: 4015, Q&A: 0
    Isolation of DNA from obligate biotrophic soil-borne plant pathogens is challenging. This is because of their strict requirement of living plant tissue for their growth and propagation. A soil habitat further imposes risk of contamination from other ...
    Purification of Adenovirus by Cesium Chloride Density Gradients
    Author:  Huan Pang, date: 04/05/2012, view: 30802, Q&A: 1
    Adenovirus are efficient gene delivery systems. The standard method for purification of adenoviral vectors is based on using a cesium chloride (CsCl) density gradient combined with ultracentrifugation. This method is suitable for ...



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