Pathogens in Glass

A totally breathtaking look at the form of viruses and bacteria, rendered in glass by the artist Luke Jerram.  Beautiful and scientifically accurate!

This one is T4 bacteriophage, a virus that actually infects bacteria.  Yes, it looks like a little alien lander.  They’ve also got human papillomavirus, too, a virus near and dear my researcher’s heart but totally not as cool-looking as T4 bacteriophage.

(cross-posted to Tumblr:  Pathogens in Glass)

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