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    Purple nitrile gloves and a polar extraction of biomolecules from cells of oxygenic phototrophic Cyanobacteria ("Blue Green Algae")  
   

 

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Jared Leadbetter
Faculty Member

While walking past the office of my colleague and organic biogeochemist Alex Sessions in the North Mudd building, I encountered his student showing him the partitioning of the colored components of the cells to the different phases employed during the extraction procedure. Color is one of many things that make day-to-day biology enjoyable.

jleadbetter@caltech.edu

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