Algal biophysics: Euglena Gracilis investigated by atomic force microscopy

C. Gruenberger, R. Ritter, F. Aumayr, H. Stachelberger, I. C. Gebeshuber

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Abstract

Matter produced by organisms is remarkable. Evolutionary optimized properties, e.g. regarding hydrodynamic, aerodynamic, wetting and adhesive behavior, can already be found in the "simplest" forms of organisms. Euglena gracilis, a single-celled algal species, performs tasks as diverse as sensing the environment and reacting to it, converting and storing energy and metabolizing nutrients, living as a plant or an animal, depending on the environmental constraints. We developed a preparation method for atomic force microscopy investigation of dried whole Euglena cells in air and obtained data on whole cells as well as cell parts. Our studies corroborate TEM, SEM and optical microscopy results. Furthermore, we found new features on the pellicle, and set the ground for AFM force spectroscopy and viscoelastic studies on the nanoscale.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Science Forum
Pages411-416
Number of pages6
Volume555
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event8th Conference of the Yugoslav Materials Research Society - Herceg Novi
Duration: 4 Sep 20068 Sep 2006

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
Volume555
ISSN (Print)02555476

Other

Other8th Conference of the Yugoslav Materials Research Society
CityHerceg Novi
Period4/9/068/9/06

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Biophysics
Nutrients
Optical microscopy
Wetting
Atomic force microscopy
Adhesives
Aerodynamics
Animals
Hydrodynamics
Spectroscopy
Transmission electron microscopy
Scanning electron microscopy
Air

Keywords

  • AFM
  • Atomic force microscopy
  • Biomaterials
  • Emerging technology
  • Euglena

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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Gruenberger, C., Ritter, R., Aumayr, F., Stachelberger, H., & Gebeshuber, I. C. (2007). Algal biophysics: Euglena Gracilis investigated by atomic force microscopy. In Materials Science Forum (Vol. 555, pp. 411-416). (Materials Science Forum; Vol. 555).

Algal biophysics : Euglena Gracilis investigated by atomic force microscopy. / Gruenberger, C.; Ritter, R.; Aumayr, F.; Stachelberger, H.; Gebeshuber, I. C.

Materials Science Forum. Vol. 555 2007. p. 411-416 (Materials Science Forum; Vol. 555).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Gruenberger, C, Ritter, R, Aumayr, F, Stachelberger, H & Gebeshuber, IC 2007, Algal biophysics: Euglena Gracilis investigated by atomic force microscopy. in Materials Science Forum. vol. 555, Materials Science Forum, vol. 555, pp. 411-416, 8th Conference of the Yugoslav Materials Research Society, Herceg Novi, 4/9/06.
Gruenberger C, Ritter R, Aumayr F, Stachelberger H, Gebeshuber IC. Algal biophysics: Euglena Gracilis investigated by atomic force microscopy. In Materials Science Forum. Vol. 555. 2007. p. 411-416. (Materials Science Forum).
Gruenberger, C. ; Ritter, R. ; Aumayr, F. ; Stachelberger, H. ; Gebeshuber, I. C. / Algal biophysics : Euglena Gracilis investigated by atomic force microscopy. Materials Science Forum. Vol. 555 2007. pp. 411-416 (Materials Science Forum).
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