Raman Micro­spectroscopy and Imaging of Filamentous Fungi

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  • Shigeto Shinsuke
    Department of Chemistry, School of Science, Kwansei Gakuin University
  • Takeshita Norio
    Microbiology Research Center for Sustainability (MiCS), Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba


<p>Filamentous fungi grow by the elongation of tubular cells called hyphae and form mycelia through repeated hyphal tip growth and branching. Since hyphal growth is closely related to the ability to secrete large amounts of enzymes or invade host cells, a more detailed understanding and the control of its growth are important in fungal biotechnology, ecology, and pathogenesis. Previous studies using fluorescence imaging revealed many of the molecular mechanisms involved in hyphal growth. Raman microspectroscopy and imaging methods are now attracting increasing attention as powerful alternatives due to their high chemical specificity and label-free, non-destructive properties. Spatially resolved information on the relative abundance, structure, and chemical state of multiple intracellular components may be simultaneously obtained. Although Raman studies on filamentous fungi are still limited, this review introduces recent findings from Raman studies on filamentous fungi and discusses their potential use in the future.</p>


  • Microbes and Environments

    Microbes and Environments 37 (6), n/a-, 2022

    Japanese Society of Microbial Ecology / Japanese Society of Soil Microbiology / Taiwan Society of Microbial Ecology / Japanese Society of Plant Microbe Interactions / Japanese Society for Extremophiles


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