Public Molecule Images

David Goodsell says, These illustrations are provided for general use in oral presentations and classes. Please acknowledge me when you use the illustrations.

This illustration shows a cross-section of a small portion of an Escherichia coli cell.

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Nice pictures. But does David really want me to use them?