50.0 MB (3.1 MB compressed)
4970 x 3519 pixels
42.2 x 29.7 cm ⏐ 16.6 x 11.7 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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