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Visualization of sugar-preference of E. coli is achieved by centering bacteria in a petri dish, around the edges five varieties of sugar are plated; movement of bacteria toward the preferred sugar source can be detected
The work was featured was exhibited live at Art from Synthetic Biology, UK’s first public exhibition featuring living genetically modified microorganisms at The Royal Institute of Great Britain in April 2013.
E. coli bacteria growing on sugar-infused agarose in a petri dish
Cinti, Laura, “Sugar Rush,” Science Meets Art, accessed September 15, 2019, http://gamma.library.temple.edu/sciencemeetsart/items/show/13.