About this Research Topic
Recent developments in microscopy, including time-lapse microscopy of live cells, super-resolution microscopy, conventional transmission or scanning microscopy, CLEM imaging, cryo-electron microscopy, and atomic force microscopy, have revealed intact cell images of a large range of microorganisms. However, most data are qualitative or discriminative. It is important and interesting to analyze the microorganism cells quantitatively visualized with the highest spatial and temporal resolution. Data from these analyses will contribute further understanding of microorganism lives from both inside and outside of the cells and comparing between single cells and between species. We believe that visualization and quantification are fundamentals of science.
This Research Topic will accept Original Research, Reviews and Mini Reviews covering the following aspects of the quantitative microscopical analysis of bacteria (esp. mycobacteria and mycoplasma) and fungi with the highest spatial and temporal resolution :
• Quantitative analysis and comparison of cell morphology between species or between strains (wild and mutants)
• Quantitative analysis and comparison of the cell morphology and the cell compartments between before and after drug treatments
• Quantitative temporal analysis of cell morphology during cell division
• Quantitative temporal change of cell morphology along with chemical and/or physical stimulation
Keywords: microorganism, single- and whole-cell, microscopy, quantitative analysis, spatial and temporal resolution
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