AFM-Based Biophysical Analysis of Root Growth

AFM-Based Biophysical Analysis of Root Growth

AFM-Based Biophysical Analysis of Root Growth

The growth process of plant roots includes a series of biophysical processes, such as cell morphological changes, cell wall synthesis, mechanical deformation, etc. The study of the morphology, structure, and mechanism of plant roots is of great importance for the development of plant biology and biotechnology. Biophysical analysis of root growth is the key to in-depth study of plant root growth and development patterns. Several studies have shown that information on the microscopic morphology and mechanical properties of plant root growth can be obtained using AFM techniques. Atomic force microscopy (AFM) uses a needle-tip probe to contact and scan the sample surface, and surface imaging at the nanoscale is accomplished by measuring the deformation of the needle tip such as bending and oscillation. In the biophysical analysis of root growth, the AFM technique enables high-resolution imaging of plant roots, measurement, and analysis of growth mechanics properties, etc.

As a technology company with extensive biophysical knowledge background and experience, CD BioSciences has the AFM platform and technology to provide complete AFM-based biophysical analysis services for root growth, including but not limited to high-resolution imaging, strength measurements, mechanical stability analysis, analysis of cell composition and structure, and analysis of cell wall composition and structure.

Service Options for AFM-Based Root Growth Biophysical Analysis

  • High-resolution imaging of root systems
    We can perform high-resolution imaging of plant root systems using Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) to obtain three-dimensional morphological and microstructural characteristics of the plant root system.
  • Strength measurements of the root system
    We can use AFM to perform strength measurements of the root system to obtain parameters such as strength, stiffness and elasticity of the root system. This helps us to understand the mechanical properties and growth kinetic processes of the plant root system.
  • Growth mechanics modeling and analysis of root systems
    Based on the results of the strength measurements, we can simulate and analyze the root system growth process using mathematical models to understand the deformation characteristics and mechanical stability of the root system.
  • Analysis of the composition and structure of the root cell wall
    We can perform high-resolution imaging and mechanical modeling analysis of the cell wall of plant roots using atomic force microscopy (AFM) to understand the composition and structural characteristics of the cell wall and how it relates to the root growth process.


  • To study the mechanical properties of root systems, such as elastic modulus, stiffness, rigidity, adhesion, etc.
  • To study the response of plant roots to material and mechanical factors in the environment, such as the effects of soil moisture, nutrients, and stress on the morphological and mechanical properties of the root system.
  • To study the response mechanism of the root system to pathogens and environmental stresses, such as the effect of pathogen infection, high salt, drought, and low temperature on the morphological and mechanical properties of the root system.
  • To study the mechanical mechanisms of root system interaction with soil microorganisms, such as the role of microorganisms on root attachment.

CD BioSciences specializes in the biophysical analysis of root growth based on AFM technology, and we will develop the best biophysical analysis solution for your specific needs and problems, and provide high-quality and reliable data and solutions. Please feel free to contact our professional team for any needs and we will be happy to assist you.

For research use only, not intended for any clinical use.
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