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Research Article

In-Situ Determination of the Mechanical Properties of Gliding or Non-Motile Bacteria by Atomic Force Microscopy under Physiological Conditions without Immobilization

  • Samia Dhahri,

    Affiliation: Géosciences Montpellier, University Montpellier 2, CNRS, Montpellier, France

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  • Michel Ramonda,

    Affiliation: Centrale de Technologie en Micro et nanoélectronique, Laboratoire de Microscopie en Champ Proche, University Montpellier 2, Montpellier, France

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  • Christian Marlière mail

    christian.marliere@u-psud.fr

    Affiliations: Géosciences Montpellier, University Montpellier 2, CNRS, Montpellier, France, Institut des Sciences Moléculaires d'Orsay, University Paris-Sud, CNRS, Orsay, France

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  • Published: April 12, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0061663

About the Authors

Samia Dhahri, Christian Marlière
Géosciences Montpellier, University Montpellier 2, CNRS, Montpellier, France
Michel Ramonda
Centrale de Technologie en Micro et nanoélectronique, Laboratoire de Microscopie en Champ Proche, University Montpellier 2, Montpellier, France
Christian Marlière
Institut des Sciences Moléculaires d'Orsay, University Paris-Sud, CNRS, Orsay, France

Corresponding Author

Email: christian.marliere@u-psud.fr

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CM. Performed the experiments: SD CM MR. Analyzed the data: SD CM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CM. Wrote the paper: SD CM.