bacterial S-Layers (rus. бактериальные S-слои) — surface structures of bacterial cells, consisting of individual protein or glycoprotein molecules assembled into an ordered two-dimensional layer that completely covers cell surface.


The thickness of the bacterial S-layer is in the range of 5-15 nm. The layer has pores, whose diameters are uniformly distributed in the range of 2-6 nm. These layers can be used as components of nanoelectronic devices and biosensors.


  • Kurochkin Ilya N.


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