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Innovative High Gas Pressure Microscopy Chamber Designed for Biological Cell Observation

Abstract : An original high-pressure microscopy chamber has been designed for real-time visualization of biological cell growth during high isostatic (gas or liquid) pressure treatments up to 200 MPa. This new system is highly flexible allowing cell visualization under a wide range of pressure levels as the thickness and the material of the observation window can be easily adapted. Moreover, the design of the observation area allows different microscope objectives to be used as close as possible to the observation window. This chamber can also be temperature controlled. In this study, the resistance and optical properties of this new high-pressure chamber have been tested and characterized. The use of this new chamber was illustrated by a real-time study of the growth of two different yeast strains - Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Candida viswanathii - under high isostatic gas pressure (30 or 20 MPa, respectively). Using image analysis software, we determined the evolution of the area of colonies as a function of time, and thus calculated colony expansion rates.
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Mélanie Ragon, Hue Nguyen Thi Minh, Stéphane Guyot, Pauline Loison, Gaëtan Burgaud, et al.. Innovative High Gas Pressure Microscopy Chamber Designed for Biological Cell Observation. Microscopy and Microanalysis, 2016, 22 (01), pp.63 - 70. ⟨10.1017/S1431927615015639⟩. ⟨hal-01485208⟩



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