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Is this the era of C. instagram? That’s the clever name of a cellphone photo one undergraduate took of a plate crawling with C. elegans (it kind of rhymes). Caenorhabditis elegans are microscopic worms that scientists commonly use to study genetics.
The student, Meredith Wright of Princeton University, initially snapped the picture after seeing the plate in lab and thinking it was “particularly lovely,” she wrote in an explanation accompanying her photo.
Later, she submitted her image to Princeton’s Art of Science contest. Princeton then picked 43 images, including hers, to display in the Friend Center campus. Click here for a look at some our favorites.
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