Contact: Noel Clark
University of Colorado at Boulder
Caption: A colorful microscope image showing that a solution of tiny DNA molecules has formed a liquid-crystal phase. The DNA molecules pair to form DNA double helices, which, in turn stack end-to-end to make rod-shaped aggregates that orient parallel to one another.
Credit: Michi Nakata
Usage Restrictions: None
Related news release: Liquid crystal phases of tiny DNA molecules point up new scenario for first life on Earth