Image of the Day: Virus Spacecraft 

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

Jan 5, 2018
The Scientist Staff, 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