Application of atomic force microscopy to microbial surfaces: from reconstituted cell surface layers to living cells.

@article{Dufrne2001ApplicationOA,
  title={Application of atomic force microscopy to microbial surfaces: from reconstituted cell surface layers to living cells.},
  author={Yves F Dufr{\^e}ne},
  journal={Micron},
  year={2001},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={153-65}
}
The application of atomic force microscopy (AFM) to probe the ultrastructure and physical properties of microbial cell surfaces is reviewed. The unique capabilities of AFM can be summarized as follows: imaging surface topography with (sub)nanometer lateral resolution; examining biological specimens under physiological conditions; measuring local properties and interaction forces. AFM is being used increasingly for: (i) visualizing the surface ultrastructure of microbial cell surface layers… CONTINUE READING

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