Technique for the Study of the Behavior of Motile Microorganisms

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Science  23 Mar 1962:
Vol. 135, Issue 3508, pp. 1059-1060
DOI: 10.1126/science.135.3508.1059


Rapid recording of the speed and the direction of the pathway of a swiftly moving microorganism is possible with the flying-spot microscope. The organism is televised, collisions between it and the scanning beam, which make a discrete pathway of "blips," being photographable on the viewing screen. The pathway of the miracidium of Schistosoma mansoni in water and in "host-factor" is recorded.