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.

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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
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Cheese Helped Fuel Early Farmers in Europe
Cheese Helped Fuel Early Farmers in Europe
Shawna Williams | Dec 1, 2018
Scientists have found traces of the dairy product in 7,200-year-old pottery in Croatia.
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.
Found: Missing Link in Whale Evolutionary History
Found: Missing Link in Whale Evolutionary History
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 29, 2018
A toothless whale fossil without signs of baleen could help explain how the whale filtration system evolved.
Jumping Spiders Produce Milk to Feed Their Young
Jumping Spiders Produce Milk to Feed Their Young
Diana Kwon | Nov 29, 2018
Without access to their mothers’ milk, Toxeus magnus offspring die within the first 10 days of life.