Biomembranes and more
Giant lipid vesicles are a fascinating model membrane system with increasing popularity.
Their dimensions are in the cell-
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A few words about giant vesicles
a vesicle enclosing aqueous droplets (DIC)
a vesicle with internal tubes (confocal cross section)
a tough diblock-
a multicomponent vesicle with domains (3D confocal projection)
a wrinkled gel-
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