Contact: Mary Beckman
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Caption: In this computer reconstruction done at EMSL, multiple Geobacter pilin structures are overlaid on gonorrhea's fiber. Certain aromatic residues (either circled in light red or dangling out like threads) pop out of the fiber and provide insights into electrical conduction.
Credit: Patrick Reardon/PNNL
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