Visualizing cyanobacteria in soil crusts from a semi-arid environment using confocal fluorescence imaging Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract Confocal fluorescence imaging of samples of biological soil crusts from an arid zone yields a three dimensional view of the distribution of cyanobacteria within the crusts. The permeation of the crusts by oil immersion enables a clear view of their interior. Results show clusters of coccoid and filamentous cells within the crusts.

publication date

  • January 1, 2006