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Contact: Lee Clippard
University of Texas at Austin

Cyanobacteria, Wild-type and Modified

Caption: Left: Two rod-shaped, wild type cyanobacteria. Note the conspicuous absence of any cellulose or sugars on the surface of these cells. Right: A genetically altered cyanobacterium that produced highly visible cellulose (marked by cellulase coupled with an electron dense gold marker).

Credit: Brown and Nobles, the University of Texas at Austin

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