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The Faster the Flow, the Brighter the Glow

News   May 14, 2019 | Original story by Liz Fuller-Wright, Princeton University

 
Real-time Bacteria Speedometer Engineered

A team of Princeton University biologists and engineers led by Zemer Gitai bioengineered a real-time bacteria speedometer by linking a flow-detecting gene in Pseudomonas aeruginosa to one for illumination: The faster the flow, the brighter the glow. The flow detection is independent of force, prompting new questions about how bacteria sense their environments. Illustration by Matilda Luk, Office of Communications

 
 
 

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