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Turkey-Inspired Sensor Schematic

Caption: Bio-inspired sensors are made from bacteriophages that mimic the collagen fibers in turkey skin. When exposed to target chemicals, the collagen-like bundles expand or contract, generating different colors. The researchers also created a mobile app to be used with camera phones to help analyze the sensor's color bands.

Credit: Courtesy of the Seung-Wuk Lee Laboratory

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