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Electrochemical Motion Tracking of Microorganisms Using a Large-Scale-Integration-Based Amperometric Device

Electrochemical Motion Tracking of Microorganisms Using a Large-Scale-Integration-Based Amperometric Device
Kumi Y. Inoue, Kosuke Ino, Hitoshi Shiku, Atsushi Suda, Ryota Kunikata, Tomokazu Matsue, Yusuke Kanno, Masahki Matsudaira
Motion tracking of microorganisms is useful to investigate the effects of chemical or physical stimulation on their biological functions. Herein, we describe a novel electrochemical imaging method for motion tracking of microorganisms using a large-scale integration (LSI)-based amperometric device. The device consists of 400 electrochemical sensors with a pitch of 250 μm. A convection flow caused by the motion of microorganisms supplies redox species to the sensors and increases their electrochemical responses. Thus, the flow is converted to electrochemical signals, enabling the electrochemical motion tracking of the microorganisms. As a proof of concept, capillary vibration was monitored. Finally, the method was applied to monitoring the motion of Daphnia magna. The motions of these microorganisms were clearly tracked based on the electrochemical oxidation of [Fe(CN)6]4− and reduction of O2. Watching the daphnids move: An electrochemical imaging method for motion tracking of microorganisms is described. A large-scale integration (LSI)-based device, consisting of 400 electrochemical sensors, was used to monitor the electrochemical signals of redox species supplied to the sensors by the convective flow caused by the motion of microorganisms.

Publisher URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/doi

DOI: 10.1002/anie.201701541

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