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Research data supporting "Polysaccharide metabolism regulates structural colour in bacterial colonies"

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van de Kerkhof, Gerda  ORCID logo
Catón, Laura 
Mueller, Karin 


This data supports the publication "Polysaccharide metabolism regulates structural colour in bacterial colonies". It contains folders containing the raw data used to obtain each of the figures in the pages. It contains goniometer data and corresponding Python scripts to process the goniometer data, cryo-TEM images used for size analysis of the cells, light micrographs and Python scripts used for obtaining the power spectral density function, genomic sequencing data for the mutant strains, and photographs of IR1 colonies grown on different media for analysis of the colony diameter over time.

Each folder contains a ReadMe file that further explains the contents of the data in that folder.


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Matlab, Python. More information on how to open the files attached can be found in the "ReadMe" file located in each folder.


metabolism, structurally coloured bacteria, fucoidan, polysaccharides, biochemical pathway, regulation


European Commission Horizon 2020 (H2020) Marie Sk?odowska-Curie actions (722842)
European Research Council (639088)
EPSRC (1948659)
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (2110570)
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BB/K014617/1)
BBSRC (BB/V00364X/1)
European Commission Horizon 2020 (H2020) ERC (101001637)
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EP/P030467/1)
This work was funded by by EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 722842 (ITN Plant-inspired Materials and Surfaces–PlaMatSu), the Swiss National Science Foundation under project P2ZHP2\_183998, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) iCASE fellowship (2110570), the BBSRC David Phillips fellowship (BB/K014617/1), the BBSRC grant BB/V00364X/1, the ERC (ERC-St-Grant\2014\STG H2020 639088), the ERC BiTe (101001637) and the Engineering, the Physical Sciences Research Council (ESPRC) NanoDTC grant (EP/L015978/1) and the EPSRC Underpinning Multi-User Equipment Call (EP/P030467/1). CI would like to thank the iLAB, Utrecht, for facilities.