Institut for Biologi

Aarhus Universitets segl

Niels Peter Revsbech

Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) detection of nitrite reductase transcripts (nirS mRNA) in Pseudomonas stutzeri biofilms relative to a microscale oxygen gradient

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Microsensor measurements of oxygen were combined with mRNA-targeted fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) to relate the expression of nitrite reductase (nirS) to oxygen concentrations in artificial biofilms of the denitrifier Pseudomonas stutzeri. A distinct zone of nirS transcript-containing cells was detected at the oxic-anoxic transition zone, below an oxygen threshold concentration of 0.7-2.5 μM, depending on incubation conditions. Although not a routine technique yet, the possibility of coupling microsensor and mRNA-targeted FISH analyses described here opens for studies addressing microenvironment, identity, and actual activity of microbes in stratified environments at single cell resolution.
TidsskriftSystematic and Applied Microbiology
Sider (fra-til)513-517
Antal sider5
StatusUdgivet - 1 dec. 2012

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