Nanoscale probing the kinetics of oriented bacterial cell growth using atomic force microscopy.

Research paper by Peipei P Chen, Luping L Xu, Jing J Liu, Felix J H FJ Hol, Juan E JE Keymer, François F Taddei, Dong D Han, Ariel B AB Lindner

Indexed on: 08 Apr '14Published on: 08 Apr '14Published in: Small


Probing oriented bacterial cell growth on the nanoscale: A novel open-top micro-channel is developed to facilitate the AFM imaging of physically trapped but freely growing bacteria. The growth curves of individual Escherichia coli cells with nanometer resolution and their kinetic nano-mechanical properties are quantitatively measured.