50.3 MB (2.9 MB compressed)
5129 x 3429 pixels
43.4 x 29.0 cm ⏐ 17.1 x 11.4 in (300dpi)
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Computer artwork of a typical bacterium. At centre in yellow is a long loop of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), the genetic material of the bacterium. Surrounding the nucleoid are ribosomes (green spheres) that play a role in protein synthesis. The flagellae (purple strands, upper left) are used for locomotion and the pili (blue strands) are hair-like structures used for adherence to surfaces.
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