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AFM Imaging and Force Spectroscopy of Individual Bacterial Adhesins


Mon, Jan 4 2010

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AFM Imaging and Force Spectroscopy of Individual Bacterial Adhesins

Because microbial surfaces are in direct contact with the external environment, they are vital to organisms. Microbial surfaces play key roles in determining cellular shape and growth, enabling organisms to resist turgor pressure, acting as molecular sieves, and mediating molecular recognition and cellular interactions. Therefore, studying the structure-function relationships of these surfaces represents a very exciting and challenging field of microbiology.

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