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Measuring the Bending Stiffness of Bacterial Cells Using an Optical Trap

DOI :

10.3791/2012-v

5:45 min

April 26th, 2010

April 26th, 2010

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1Department of Molecular Biology, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University, 2Department of Physics, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University

We present a protocol for bending filamentous bacterial cells attached to a cover-slip surface with an optical trap to measure the cellular bending stiffness.

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