Synthetic Mycoplasma bacteria, SEM

Synthetic Mycoplasma bacteria, SEM

C008/3859 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 25.4MB

Downloadable file size: 2.5MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Synthetic Mycoplasma bacteria, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). The first self-replicating bacteria cell controlled by a synthetic genome was developed by scientists at the J. Craig Venter Institute, and announced in May 2010. The work involved producing a modified version of the Mycoplasma mycoides genome and inserting it into a Mycoplasma capricolum shell that had had its genetic material removed.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 2010, 21st century, artificial, bacteria, bacteriology, bacterium, bioethics, biological, biology, biotechnology, colored, coloured, controversial, controversy, cut out, cut outs, cut-out, cut-outs, cutout, cutouts, engineered, ethical, false-colored, false-coloured, first, genetic, genetic modification, genetically modified organism, genetics, gm, gmo, ground-breaking, j. craig venter institute, micro-organism, microbe, microbiological, microbiology, mycoplasma capricolum, mycoplasma mycoides, new life, pioneering, research, scanning electron micrograph, scanning electron microscope, sem, synthetic, synthetic genome, venter institute

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.