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June 12, 2012 at 11:05 AM
“Wet-surface–enhanced ellipsometric contrast microscopy identiﬁes slime as a major adhesion factor during bacterial surface motility”
This paper came out last week, and illustrates one of the ways microbiology and physics are within spitting distance of each-other (let’s not debate who’s spitting on whom).
Does this paper require a background in physics to be understood and critiqued?
They make claims that slime does not play a role in gliding motility, are these supported by the data they present ?
Is their new method (Wet-SEEC) properly validated ?
Have they sufficiently addressed possible weaknesses ?
Does the involvement of Nanolane in the development of this technology constitute an undeclared competing interest, or was it a necessary part of developing this technique ?
Are the pictures/ movies sufficiently cool, or do you feel they’re just glittery distractions ?
To all the working microbiologists, can you envision using the techniques in this paper for your work ?
June 17, 2012 at 11:20 PM
Thanks for the suggestions I will make sure all the moderators have seen it and hopefully we will cover it soon
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