Altmann’s Bioblasts – The Four Seasons (Spring)

  • Odra Noel
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Altmann’s Bioblasts – The Four Seasons (Spring). Odra Noel. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0). Source: Wellcome Collection.

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What we commonly refer to today as Mitochondria German pathologist and histologist Richard Altmann in 1890 termed “bioblasts” (life germs), he believed they were autonomous elementary organisms responsible for metabolic and genetic functions. For the staining the artist has used colours which often relate to the spring season Cellular level art, paint on silk, digitised.


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