Monday, December 24, 2012

Quick Pic: Fungi Christmas Tree

Fungi Christmas Tree

These awesome little Christmas trees are made of colourful fungi grown in petri dishes by scientists at the J. Craig Venter Institute in Rockville, Maryland:
“In a relatively unknown place, on the 3rd floor of JCVI in Rockville, MD, is a small fungal room where art meets science (and of course where all our fungal research takes place). Fungus often gets such a bad reputation for being gross and somewhat ‘standard’. We fungal folks know better and I am hoping to educate others with the underlying beauty that fungi possess, in a funky way. I recognize that beauty is in the eye of the beholder but I felt this might convince some that fungus can be fun and not just something that grows in the back of your fridge or a nuisance that contaminates your plates. Please enjoy these funky fungal holiday art forms.”

This awesome little snowman made of fungi was grown in a petri dish by the same playful scientists at the J. Craig Venter Institute in Rockville, Maryland who grew the colourful fungal Christmas trees we posted about recently.
[via Geekologie]

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