Contact: Birgitte Svennevig
University of Southern Denmark
Caption: A green artificial vesicle is loaded with a basic cellular machinery derived from bacterial cells. This enables it to translate an encapsulated genetic blueprint into a functional protein. The green vesicle is surrounded by other artificial primitive vesicles without cellular machinery.
Credit: Illustration from the research paper in Langmuir.
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