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Contact: Jason Shear
University of Texas at Austin

Bacterial Architecture

Caption: The researchers use a novel 3-D printing technology to build homes for bacteria at a microscopic level. The resulting structures (imaged in red through confocal fluorescence) can be of almost any shape or size, and can be moved around in relationship to other structures containing bacterial microcommunities (imaged in green).

Credit: Courtesy of Jason Shear

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