THE SWARM, 2017, photography, pigment print on paper, edition of 5, 50 x 50 cm.
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A fluorescence microscopy picture of Schizosaccharomyces japonicus a dimorphic fission yeast first isolated in Japan in 1924 on strawberries. When fed with fruit extracts, S. japonicus grows as long tubes as depicted in this image. The cytoskeleton of this organism is depicted in color: in red are microtubules (mCherry) and in green actin (GFP). The cytoskeleton helps a cell to form its shape by sending molecules to specific parts of the cell allowing growth only there.