How Electron Cryotomography is Opening a New Window into Microbial Ultrastructure
|Date/Time:||Monday, 15 Oct 2012 from 4:10 pm to 5:00 pm|
Electron cryotomography (ECT) is an emerging technology that allows small cells to be imaged in 3-D in an intact, near-native state to "molecular" (5-2 nm) resolution. The basic principles of ECT will be explained as well as its future promises and limitations. Example results that have helped us understand the structural biology/biophysics of microbial cell shape determination, motility, chemotaxis, division, and interspecies attack will be shown.