P22 Bacteriophages are double stranded DNA viruses (family Podoviridae) that attack salmonella bacteria. They are encased in an icosahedral protein capsid which contains the coiled genome (shown here as concentric reddish shells just visible through the translucent sepia capsid). At the bottom is the tail assembly that can penetrate bacteria and inject the viral genome. This tail also acts as a plug to keep the genome inside. With thanks to Ed Rybicki.
Scientific artwork for large modern interiors such as a designer home, corporate office, biotech company, science museum, school, research laboratory, university, hospital, clinic, dental surgery or doctor's office. Add a burning focus of colour to large scale developments, especially in science and technology, education, government, hospitality, or healthcare. Specify art from Kightleys.co for your next project.
I am an artist based in Canberra, the capital city of Australia. I started working as a science illustrator in 1981. I studied graphic design in the late 70s. Then I worked in traditional hospital based medical illustration. Pen and ink and water colour. Then came a long stint in university based medical video production...
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