Publication Type:Journal Article
Source:J Biomed Opt, Volume 14, Issue 3, p.034049 (2009)
Keywords:Cell Cycle Proteins, Cytokinesis, Holography, Linear Models, Microscopy, Mutation, Schizosaccharomyces, Schizosaccharomyces pombe Proteins
Digital holography microscopy (DHM) is an optical technique which provides phase images yielding quantitative information about cell structure and cellular dynamics. Furthermore, the quantitative phase images allow the derivation of other parameters, including dry mass production, density, and spatial distribution. We have applied DHM to study the dry mass production rate and the dry mass surface density in wild-type and mutant fission yeast cells. Our study demonstrates the applicability of DHM as a tool for label-free quantitative analysis of the cell cycle and opens the possibility for its use in high-throughput screening.