Individual cells and micro-organisms can be highlighted by changing environmental conditions. And now, researchers from Chalmers have developed microscopic techniques to find out how cells respond to stress.
Cells adapt new conditions by addressing or releasing different topics. Here the researchers see that yeast cells react to increased salt content by producing glycerol sugar.
Understanding stress reactions For example, it can lead to a better understanding of how the body is taking medication.
But in the case of yeast, you can also talk about the possibility of producing better bread and beer.
reference: Daniel Midtvedt et al. Spatial-temporal monitoring of cytosolic mass, osmolarity and volume in non-tagged living cells. Nature Communications January 21, 2019. DOI: 10.1038 / s41467-018-08207-5