There is something a little unusual to be found in Oxford University Museum of Natural History (OUMNH): crochet bacteria. The artist Elin Thomas has created a series of crochet works as part of the museum’s current exhibition, Bacterial World.

We are hearing more and more about the secret lives of bacteria in and around us, and how these tiny organisms are important for understanding ourselves, their microworlds dictating our macroworld. There are as many bacterial cells in our bodies as human cells, and they make up an important part of our microbiome – a vast array of microorganisms residing ...


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