Infographic: Bacterial Microcompartments Basics
Infographic: Bacterial Microcompartments Basics
These icosahedral structures are composed of proteins with unique geometric properties, which enable bacteria to employ them in a variety of situations.
Infographic: Bacterial Microcompartments Basics
Infographic: Bacterial Microcompartments Basics

These icosahedral structures are composed of proteins with unique geometric properties, which enable bacteria to employ them in a variety of situations.

These icosahedral structures are composed of proteins with unique geometric properties, which enable bacteria to employ them in a variety of situations.

MODIS, genetics & genomics, cell & molecular biology, microbiology
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2018
Meet some of the people featured in the December 2018 issue of The Scientist.
Infographic: What Are Membraneless Organelles?
Infographic: What Are Membraneless Organelles?
Michael Crabtree, Tim Nott | Dec 1, 2018
The physical principles that dictate the formation of these subcellular compartments are simple, but they dictate the organelles’ complex functions.
Caught on Camera
Caught on Camera
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2018
Selected Images of the Day from the-scientist.com
Discovery’s Crest: A Profile of Marianne Bronner
Discovery’s Crest: A Profile of Marianne Bronner
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 1, 2018
Studying how neural crest cells journey through the embryo, this Caltech developmental biologist has revealed how they form major cell types, including peripheral neurons, bone, and smooth muscle.
Fat Cells Shrink to Make Room for Milk in Breastfeeding Mouse Moms
Fat Cells Shrink to Make Room for Milk in Breastfeeding Mouse Moms
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2018
Adipocytes lose their lipids and reprogram themselves into stem cells during lactation, then turn back into fat cells after pups wean.
These Organelles Have No Membranes
These Organelles Have No Membranes
Michael Crabtree, Tim Nott | Dec 1, 2018
From making ribosomes to protecting the integrity of the genome, these membraneless compartments play important roles in the cell. Their behavior is rooted in basic physics.
No Ban on Gene Drives: UN Convention
No Ban on Gene Drives: UN Convention
Kerry Grens | Nov 30, 2018
United Nations members agree to some restrictions on the technology, but not a total suspension of its use.
Rapid DNA Analysis Steps In to Identify Remains of Wildfire Victims
Rapid DNA Analysis Steps In to Identify Remains of Wildfire Victims
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 30, 2018
Investigators have the victims’ samples in hand, but face a range of obstacles before they can finally ID them.
Opinion: Don’t Ban the Use of CRISPR in Embryos
Opinion: Don’t Ban the Use of CRISPR in Embryos
John D. Loike | Nov 29, 2018
Despite a premature and ethically sketchy claim of genome editing in twin girls, an outright prohibition could blunt promising, responsible progress.