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Nanomechanical Analysis of Yeast Cells in CdSe Quantum Dot Biosynthesis

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  • Qing-Ying Luo,

    1. Key Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry for Biology and Medicine (Ministry of Education), College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences State Key Laboratory of Virology and Wuhan Institute of Biotechnology, Wuhan University, Wuhan, P. R. China
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  • Yi Lin,

    1. Key Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry for Biology and Medicine (Ministry of Education), College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences State Key Laboratory of Virology and Wuhan Institute of Biotechnology, Wuhan University, Wuhan, P. R. China
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  • Yong Li,

    1. Key Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry for Biology and Medicine (Ministry of Education), College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences State Key Laboratory of Virology and Wuhan Institute of Biotechnology, Wuhan University, Wuhan, P. R. China
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  • Ling-Hong Xiong,

    1. Key Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry for Biology and Medicine (Ministry of Education), College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences State Key Laboratory of Virology and Wuhan Institute of Biotechnology, Wuhan University, Wuhan, P. R. China
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  • Ran Cui,

    1. Key Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry for Biology and Medicine (Ministry of Education), College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences State Key Laboratory of Virology and Wuhan Institute of Biotechnology, Wuhan University, Wuhan, P. R. China
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  • Zhi-Xiong Xie,

    1. College of Life Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan, P. R. China
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  • Dai-Wen Pang

    Corresponding author
    1. Key Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry for Biology and Medicine (Ministry of Education), College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences State Key Laboratory of Virology and Wuhan Institute of Biotechnology, Wuhan University, Wuhan, P. R. China
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Abstract

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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.

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