Enterobacteria phage T4

  • ¥8,300

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Exploring the world of microbe.

The many strange yet intriguing forms of the microorganism, which we could not see through our daily lives, can now be put in front of our eyes with Sola cube Micro. Sola cube Micro, is a three-dimensional portrait of the microorganism, laser crystal engraved into a high transparency optical glass cube. We have worked with graphic designer to create the three-dimensional models of the portraits, by using accurate microscope photos. The two dimensional view through the microscope can now appear in three-dimensional form in front of your eyes. Enjoy the moment of gazing upon the mysterious beauty giving by the wonder of nature, with Sola cube Micro.

The precision mechanical virus
Enterobacteria phage T4

The shape of the virus, T4 appears to be as if it is landing on the moon surface. However this was no man made but formed naturally. It is also a type of bacteriophage that infects E. coli bacteria. This model captures the moment when T4 is drilling open the membrane of the E. coli cell, and degrade its DNA into the body cell. As soon as the E. coli cell got infected, it would soon died off with more T4 growing from within

High transparency optical glass

Size and weight
2.0" D × 2.0" W × 2.0 H / 300g