Biology and art: beauty in plant cells

Factor D-SHR (3g) Composite (3-11-2016)Factor B-SHR (green)

 

Factor A-SHR (green)

These are images of tobacco leaves taken under a very powerful microscope.  I took these images for a project that I am working on.  The tobacco leaves are expressing proteins that are fluorescently tagged.  The puzzle-shaped pieces are individual cells, and the bright green dots are nuclei.  The images are not the best they could be, but they start to represent some of the beauty of looking at a living organism close-up under a microscope.

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