Matej Kožić - Staphylococcus aureus phage P68

Name and surname: Matej Kožić

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Country: Croatia

Title: Staphylococcus aureus phage P68 - Staphylococcus aureus phage P68

Description: This super-resolution rendering depicts the intricate structure of the Staphylococcus aureus phage P68 capsid, composed of over one million non-hydrogen atoms. Measuring approximately 50 nanometers in size, if the image was 5 centimeters (50 millimeters) the phage would be enlarged by a factor of one million. This would be equivalent to comparing a millimeter to a kilometer, highlighting this remarkable feat of technology. Phages have potential therapeutic applications for treating antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections, making P68 of great interest to a wide range of scientific disciplines, from structural biology and biochemistry to pharmaceutical sciences. The phage structure was obtained with Cryo-Electron Microscopy at atomistic resolution of 3.3 Angstroms (PDB code: 6Q3G).

Category: Scientific illustration

Technique: Digital rendering
Artificial intelligence: Scientific illustration It was used to optimize the description and to create a spanish version of the description
Size: 8K, 64 magepixels, 8000 x 8000 pixels.
Year: 2023