Deconstructing C elegans

Deconstructing C elegans

C elegans is a nematode worm frequently used in biological research. It has many similarities to more complex organisms at the cellular level, such as mitochondria which generate energy for cells. Proteins involved in mitochondria can be investigated by breaking them and isolating fragments using beads tagged with antibodies.

This piece was created for SynBioExpo in collaboration with Amber Knapp-Wilson from the Kuwabara and Collinson Labs.

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