Cholera movie, Wellcome Collection

View this short video of the cholera bacillus, currently on view at the Wellcome Collection, London, UK.

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Dec 13, 2015
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Bacillus Tyhphosus:

1913 single cell movie of the cholera bacillus. At the Wellcome Collection (author unknown).

The movie clip covers examples of late term stationary transition to spherical forms and bacterial motility.

Assumed to be Vibrio cholerae--isolates were taken directly form Bombay cholera patients.

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Michael Chao

Associate Editor, Nature Microbiology

I first developed an interest in bacterial pathogenesis while at Cornell University. I then earned my PhD in Biomedical and Biological Sciences from Harvard University in Eric Rubin’s laboratory, studying cell wall remodelling in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. From 2012-2015, I continued my training as a postdoctoral fellow in Matthew Waldor’s lab at Harvard Medical School, investigating the role of DNA methylation on regulating fundamental cellular processes in Vibrio cholerae.

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