Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Division of E. Coli in crochet

Desiree Yang, who just graduated with a PhD from Tom Bernhardt's lab at Harvard, made this really awesome set of crocheted E. coli as a present for her thesis advisor. It shows the stages of cell division, with the Z ring embroidered in green.

I love her idea of adding molecular details to a larger-scale model with embroidery!