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Worm Window

This was an entry into the 2005 Art of Science Competition at Princeton University. This piece was compiled in Photoshop but non of the color or texture of the nematode images was altered. Read the creator's explanation below.

Stain Glass Window

Worm Window
Erin Cram
Department of Molecular Biology
This work is based on the rose window of St. John the Divine, NYC. Each segment of the image is an image of the microscopic nematode, C. elegans. The red images were generated by staining the animals with a dye called rhodamine-phalloidin, which lights up actin, a protein found predominantly in muscles. The blue is a DNA stain called DAPI, and the green comes from expressing the jelly fish protein GFP transgenically in the nematodes. The grayscale images are mainly of C. elegans embryos or dissected C. elegans organs. Although the work was assembled using Photoshop, none of the image is pseudocolored.

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