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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



Abstract

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.