CARS spectroscopy of Aspergillus nidulans spores
Journal Article - Open Access
Texas A and M University College Station United States
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Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Spectroscopy CARS is performed on single spores conidia of the fungus Aspergillus nidulans in order to establish a baseline measurement for fungal spores. Chemical maps of single spores are generated and spectral differentiation between the cell wall and the cytoplasm is achieved. Principal Component Analysis of the measured spectra is then completed as a means to quantify spore heterogeneity. Applications range from the quick and accurate diagnosis of public health concerns to real-time agricultural and environmental sensing of fungal symbionts and pathogens.
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy