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    Cells of the Thermophile Microbe Sulfolobus Islandicus  
    This image depicts the cells of the thermophile microbe Sulfolobus islandicus. These cells have been genetically modified to have a mutation in their cell wall. For currently unknown reasons, the cells grow to a wide range of sizes and cluster together into aggregates, such as the one shown in this light microscopy image.  A scale bar is provided, 10 micrometers.
This image depicts the cells of the thermophile microbe Sulfolobus islandicus. These cells have been genetically modified to have a mutation in their cell wall. For currently unknown reasons, the cells grow to a wide range of sizes and cluster together into aggregates, such as the one shown in this light microscopy image. A scale bar is provided, 10 micrometers.

 

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Rebecca Wipfler
GPS

This micrograph depicts the cells of the thermophile microbe Sulfolobus islandicus. S. islandicus is normally imaged as single cells about 1 micrometer (um), or 1 x 10^-6 m, in diameter. Here, the cells have been genetically modified to have a mutation in their cell wall. For currently unknown reasons, the mutant cells grow to a wide range of sizes, up to ~10 um, and cluster together into aggregates. An example of an aggregate of cells is shown in this light microscopy image.

A scale bar is provided, 10 um.

rwipfler@caltech.edu

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