Image of the Day: Glowing Bacteria On a Chip

Using new nanochip technology, scientists can measure the light emitted by engineered fluorescing bacteria.

Sep 1, 2017
The Scientist Staff

A laser arouses fluorescence from engineered light-emitting E. coli bacteria suspended within a microfluidic chip device. The bacteria flicker as they move, and their fluorescent signal propagates throughout the device.   HEBREW UNIVERSITYSee O. Lotan et al., “Nanoscale plasmonic V-groove waveguides for the interrogation of single fluorescent bacterial cells,” Nano Lettersdoi:10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b02132, 2017.