Two Spatial Chemotaxis Assays: The Nutrient-Depleted Chemotaxis Assay and the Agarose-Plug-Bridge Assay

  • Victoria Korolik
  • Karen M. Ottemann
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1729)


This chapter describes two spatial chemotaxis assays, the nutrient-depleted chemotaxis assay and agarose-plug-bridge assay, which enable the evaluation of putative chemoeffectors. These two assays have worked well with Campylobacter jejuni and Helicobacter pylori, and techniques for using these assays with these microbes are described.


Chemotaxis Campylobacter jejuni Helicobacter pylori Chemoeffector screening Nutrient-depleted assay Agarose-plug-bridge assay 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for GlycomicsGriffith UniversitySouthportAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Microbiology and Environmental ToxicologyUniversity of California Santa CruzSanta CruzUSA

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