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Record number 551863
Title Optical trapping in plant cells
Author(s) Ketelaar, Tijs; Ruijter, Norbert de; Niehren, Stefan
Source In: Methods in Molecular Biology / Cvrcková, F., Zárský, V., Hertfordshire : Springer (Methods in Molecular Biology ) - ISBN 9781493994687 - p. 231 - 238.
Department(s) EPS
Laboratory of Cell Biology
Publication type Peer reviewed book chapter
Publication year 2019
Keyword(s) Confocal microscope - Cytoskeleton - Endomembrane system - Noninvasive manipulation - Optical trap - Optical tweezers - Plant cell

Optical tweezers allow for noninvasive manipulation of subcellular compartments to study their physical interactions and attachments. By measuring (delay of) displacements, (semi)quantitative force measurements within a living cell can be performed. In this chapter, we provide practical tips for setting up such experiments paying special attention to the technical considerations for integrating optical tweezers into a confocal microscope. Next, we describe experimental approaches we have taken to trap intracellular structures in plant cells.

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