3 comments on “My Research Part 4: Stretching Flagella

    • We can pick up flagella with tweezers. However, the beads are necessary because we know exactly how the beads deflect light as the move in the optical trap because they are nice and spherical. The flagella would give a messier signal and it would vary from flagella to flagella. So the beads just make our life easier and give a much cleaner and more sensitive force measurement.

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