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Image of the Week

JANUARY 2018

Week 03 (21 - 27)

Plant’s Microbial Communities - Like animals, plants host communities of microbes that influence a wide variety of their biological processes.

Image credit: MESA SCHUMACHER.

Source: https://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/51432/title/Infographic--Plants--Microbial-Communities/

 

Week 02 (14 - 20)

 

The bacteriophage T4 virus (left), which injects its DNA via the tail (purple) into E. coli bacteria; the DNA packaging machine (center and right) it uses to load genetic material (red) into the head during the assembly of new viruses.

Image credit: VICTOR PADILLA-SANCHEZ, INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY.

Source: https://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/51254/title/Image-of-the-Day--Virus-Spacecraft-/

 

Week 01 (07 - 13)

Super-resolution microscopy reveals the two-dimensional triangular protein meshwork underlying the membrane of the red blood cell.

Image credit: Ke Xu.

Source: https://phys.org/news/2018-01-super-resolution-microscopy-reveals-fine-cellular.html#jCp

Week 53 (31 - 06)

Structure of the human Polycomb Repressive Complex 2 (PRC2) bound to cofactors obtained by cryo-electron microscopy. Both cofactors mimic the histone protein tail to stabilize and stimulate the enzymatic activity of PRC2.

Image credit: Vignesh Kasinath.

Source: https://phys.org/news/2018-01-scientists-image-molecules-vital-gene.html#jCp

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