Contact: Aditi Risbud
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Caption: An engineered Escherichia coli strain (yellow) attaches to solid iron oxide (black). Scientists at the Molecular Foundry took the first step toward electronically interfacing microbes with inorganic materials, without disrupting cell viability.
Credit: Image courtesy of Heather Jensen
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