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Mycoplasma mycoides and More
Just a reminder that David Goodsell, perhaps the best cellular illustrator working today (I’m willing to bet his art has graced your Tumblr dashboard or Facebook wall) has a full gallery and website, featuring explanations and detailed labels for each cell and its parts.
Oh, and he has a book, The Machinery of Life.
The cell above is Mycoplasma mycoides, the tiny bacterium whose one million base-pair genome was famously created synthetically and implanted into another cell by Craig Venter’s team in 2010.
His work is a really beautiful reminder that cells are more than bags of water with a few organelles, like so many textbooks want you to believe. They are crowded, intricate, highly organized bags of goo filled with odd little blobs doing very complicated stuff.

jtotheizzoe:

Mycoplasma mycoides and More

Just a reminder that David Goodsell, perhaps the best cellular illustrator working today (I’m willing to bet his art has graced your Tumblr dashboard or Facebook wall) has a full gallery and website, featuring explanations and detailed labels for each cell and its parts.

Oh, and he has a book, The Machinery of Life.

The cell above is Mycoplasma mycoides, the tiny bacterium whose one million base-pair genome was famously created synthetically and implanted into another cell by Craig Venter’s team in 2010.

His work is a really beautiful reminder that cells are more than bags of water with a few organelles, like so many textbooks want you to believe. They are crowded, intricate, highly organized bags of goo filled with odd little blobs doing very complicated stuff.

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