The development of cryo-EM and how it has advanced microbiology

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Jacques Dubochet, Richard Henderson and Joachim Frank for the development of cryo-electron microscopy, a technique for high-resolution structural determination of biomolecules in solution that has provided unprecedented insight into the biology of microorganisms.

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Fig. 1: Principles of cryo-electron microscopy.

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Oikonomou, C.M., Jensen, G.J. The development of cryo-EM and how it has advanced microbiology. Nat Microbiol 2, 1577–1579 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41564-017-0073-7

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