Webinar – Isolation and cultivation of single microbial cells

Live webinar took place April 16th, 2020

Gut microbiota are very diverse communities of microorganisms that reside in the gastrointestinal tract and play an important role in regulating the health of the host. Cultivation-based studies are essential because they facilitate proper taxonomic description of novel microbes and open avenues for downstream functional studies.

In this session we discuss a simple workflow for rapid generation of pure bacterial cultures isolated from complex gut samples. We will demonstrate how the b.sight, a new instrument for single-cell dispensing of bacteria, can be used to rapidly sort single microbial cells and enable direct generation of clonal cultures. CYTENA´s b.sight technology allows researchers to bypass low efficiency “dilution-to-extinction” or agar streaking steps and can be easily integrated into anaerobic and automated workflows.