Inflating Balloon-like Forespores (IMAGE) University of California - San Diego Caption This artistic illustration by Valentina Brostean depicts mother cells inflating balloon-like forespores by DNA transfer. Credit Valentina Brostean Usage Restrictions Must be used in conjunction with Cell paper by UC San Diego on DNA shaping cells. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.