Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A sampler of bacterial anatomy

Prokaryotic cells exhibit an astonishing panoply of sizes and shapes, their forms adapted to life in varied environments. Scale: 1 cm = 0.5 um.Top row: Spirochaeta halophila, Ancylobacter flavus. Second row: Nocardia opaca, Escherichia coli, Methanogenium cariaci. Third row: Prosthecobacter fusiformis, Stella sp., Caulobacter sp. Fourth row: Planctomyces sp, ratoon stunt-associated bacteria. Fifth row: Bifidobacterium bifidum, Borrelia burgdorferi, Clostridium cocleatum. Sixth row: Aquaspirillum autotrophicum, Alphaproteobacteria. Bottom row: Micrococcus sp, Bifidobacterium sp.

Adapted from Kevin D. Young, 2006. The selective value of bacterial shape. Microbiol. Molec. Biol. Rev. 70:660-703.

This was also made for The Dazzle.

EDIT: Now available online via Magic Pony.


stellamaria said...

what can i say ? i dont understand the explainings of your craft and artwork...but its fantastic and mystic...i love it !

Killiecrankie Farm said...

your inspiration is amazing - makes cooties look attractive :)

Noel Benedetti said...

I absolutely love your crafts. What a creative take on offbeat topics. I would love to feature some of your work on my site. Let's get in touch!

myredboots said...

i love these!
i love all your crocheted sculptured.
i'd love to buy something for a biologist friend.... any chance you'll make some bacteria or protein structures to sell in the future?

Su said...

As a science geek, I *love* your stuff. Mind if I use some pix from this site for a little write-up on this & past work for my home decor blog, Nook? Pls. shoot me an email at su (at) nook-sucasa.com or send a tweet to @sucasasites if it's okay!

Vicki said...

Really beautiful! Thanks for the instructions. I do a lot of sea theme quilts. I might have to make some seaweed to embellish them.

Christin said...