Sarah Brower Art Project:Replication

I can’t draw or paint, but I do enjoy crochet, so I wanted to try to do something with crochet for this project.

I wanted to attempt to crochet the cycle of cellular replication.

From left to right,1)   the initial cell with the DNA supercoiled, 2)the DNA unwound as the cell prepares for DNA replication, 3) theta replication, 4) the cell has successfully replicated and is now separating into 2 cells, 5&6) the two new daughter cells.

I tried to make cells two and three larger to show the cell growing.

This was done using acrylic yarn of two different colors.   The DNA id in a gray color, and the cells themselves are in a pink/purple color, almost like a badly decolorized Gram negative cell.

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