[ Back to EurekAlert! ]

Contact: Sarah Yang
University of California - Berkeley

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

Usage Restrictions: All rights reserved. Commercial use prohibited.

Related news release: Turkeys inspire smartphone-capable early warning system for toxins

[ Back to EurekAlert! ]