Image of the Day: Virus Spacecraft 

Researchers reconstruct images of a virus that infects Escherichia coli bacteria.

Jan 5, 2018
The Scientist Staff

The bacteriophage T4 virus (left), which injects its DNA via the tail (purple) into E. coli bacteria; the DNA packaging machine (center and right) it uses to load genetic material (red) into the head during the assembly of new viruses VICTOR PADILLA-SANCHEZ, INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY This image was a winner of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology's 2017 BioArt Contest