Adenovirus with DNA

January 22, 2009
This image of adenovirus on a silicon substrate was scanned using the nanoManipulator. An adenovirus capsid has disrupted, spilling its DNA onto the surface in a tangle. The portion of the image above a certain height has been made semitransparent by adding an opacity texture. This enables us to see through the image to the icosahedral model of an adenovirus drawn with the virus in the upper left corner. Surface color is according to height. The surface has a slight slope, resulting in uniform blue, gray, and red areas.
This image of adenovirus on a silicon substrate was scanned using the nanoManipulator. An adenovirus capsid has disrupted, spilling its DNA onto the surface in a tangle. The portion of the image above a certain height has been made semitransparent by adding an opacity texture. This enables us to see through the image to the icosahedral model of an adenovirus drawn aligned with the virus in the upper left corner. Surface color is according to height. The surface has a slight slope, resulting in uniform blue, gray, and red areas.

A Tracked Strand of DNA

January 21, 2009
A strand of DNA tracked using cores. The red curve is the core. The blue curves are the DNA edges implied by the core location and radius.
A strand of DNA tracked using cores. The red curve is the core. The blue curves are the DNA edges implied by the core location and radius.