The power of ECT

This really cool video comes courtesy of Grant Jensen et al. from their recent Review for Nature Reviews Microbiology. It shows an intact Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus cell imaged by ECT.
Published in Microbiology
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At Nature Reviews Microbiology, I had the pleasure of handling a really interesting Review from Grant Jensen et at. that explores how recent advances in electron cryotomography (ECT) have provided structural and mechanistic insights into the physiology of bacteria and archaea.

The video above is part of that article, and I think it's so cool that I really wanted to share it with you guys. It shows "an intact Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus cell in standard media was plunge-frozen and imaged by ECT. The resulting tilt-series of images was reconstructed into a 3D tomogram. The movie shows the full reconstruction and segmentation, as well as fitting of crystal structures into EM densities."

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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Go to the profile of Andrew Jermy
over 8 years ago
Stunning video, thanks for sharing here Claudio!
Go to the profile of Matti Jalasvuori
about 8 years ago
Very nice science (and visualisation).