Lethal bouquets

William Lopes and Marilene Henning Vainstein / Biotechnology Center, UFRGS

These images of Cryptococcus gattii fungus cells (above) and zinc oxide nanoparticles are part of the third Brazilian Scientific Art Exhibition, organized by ArtBio, which aims to draw attention to science through beauty. Cryptococcus gattii can infect the central nervous system and cause certain types of meningitis. In water, zinc oxide prevents the growth of phytoplankton, a crucial component of the food chain.

Lucianna Gama / Science and Technology Center, UFCG, and Francisco Rangel / National Institute of Technology

Images submitted by De Aquino, ArtBio coordinator