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Keywords:

  • AFM;
  • biosynthesis;
  • CdSe quantum dots;
  • nanomechanical analysis;
  • yeast cells
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QD biosynthesis affects the mechanical strength of yeast cells. The intracellular synthesis of CdSe QD in yeast cells incubated with Na2SeO3 and subsequently with CdCl2 increases the glucan content of their cell walls, resulting in their enhanced mechanical strength.