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Imaging bacterial membrane vesicles with a delicate touch

This month’s Under the Lens discusses the application of high-speed atomic force microscopy to image fragile bacterial membrane vesicles by briefly touching them with a gentle tapping force, revealing species-specific heterogeneity in membrane vesicle size distribution linked to biological function.

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Cohen-Khait, R. Imaging bacterial membrane vesicles with a delicate touch. Nat Rev Microbiol 19, 76 (2021).

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