Louis’ paper in press @ JoVE: Time-lapse Imaging of Bacterial Swarms and the Collective Stress Response


Summary: We detail a simple method to produce high-resolution time-lapse movies of Pseudomonas aeruginosa swarms that respond to bacteriophage (phage) and antibiotic stress using a flatbed document scanner. This procedure is a fast and simple method for monitoring swarming dynamics and may be adapted to study the motility and growth of other bacterial species