Contact: Joe Caspermeyer
Arizona State University
Caption: 5-nm size gold nanoparticles wrap around the perimeter of a DNA nanotube in a spiral pattern. The 3-D structures have been recreated from cryoelectron tomographic imaging.
Credit: The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University
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