Getting started to process my confocal microscope images.
This is the root of a leguminous plant (think beans, peas, peanuts, soy and etc) after being infected with a pathogenic bacteria, Azospirillum brasilense. It is stained with a fluorescent dye known as H2DCFDA (2’,7’-dichlorodihydrofluorescein diacetate), which turns from colourless to bright green when reactive oxygen species are detected. Reactive oxygen species are typically produced when the plant is under stress - such as infection by a pathogenic bacteria.

Getting started to process my confocal microscope images.

This is the root of a leguminous plant (think beans, peas, peanuts, soy and etc) after being infected with a pathogenic bacteria, Azospirillum brasilense. It is stained with a fluorescent dye known as H2DCFDA (2’,7’-dichlorodihydrofluorescein diacetate), which turns from colourless to bright green when reactive oxygen species are detected. Reactive oxygen species are typically produced when the plant is under stress - such as infection by a pathogenic bacteria.