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Two-dimensional Electron Crystallography

  1. Thomas Braun,
  2. Andreas Engel

Published Online: 23 SEP 2005

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0003044



How to Cite

Braun, T. and Engel, A. 2005. Two-dimensional Electron Crystallography. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 SEP 2005


Electron crystallography allows the structural analysis of two-dimensional (2D) protein crystals up to atomic resolution. Planar 2D crystalline arrays are reconstituted from lipids and membrane proteins, which are thus regularly arranged and in a close-to-native environment.


  • membrane protein;
  • 2D crystal;
  • electron microscopy;
  • title:image processing