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Printing Multistrain Bacterial Patterns with a Piezoelectric Inkjet Printer

  • Jack Merrin,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Living Matter and Center for Physics and Biology, The Rockefeller University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Stanislas Leibler,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Living Matter and Center for Physics and Biology, The Rockefeller University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • John S. Chuang mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: chuangj@mail.rockefeller.edu

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Living Matter and Center for Physics and Biology, The Rockefeller University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Published: July 25, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0000663
  • Published in PLOS ONE

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Good technical paper

Posted by mdi1000 on 01 Aug 2007 at 15:28 GMT

The authors describe a method to print bacteria using an inkjet printer to make defined patterns at will. This is illustrated by printing arrays of ‘non-sticky’ fluorescent bacteria, expressing varous GFP variants.
 
The authors provide a good amount of technical detail, which should help others to carry out similar experiments.