Translational Ambiguity Tolerance

Artist book, digital micrographs

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An artist’s book in the form of a pack of 52 cards with digital micrographs of the polymorphism of Candida albicans cells and colonies. The diversity and adaptability of this organism is revealed, compellingly sumptuous and repulsive. Translational ambiguity of RNA codons into multiple amino acids is thought to be detrimental to living organisms, but Candida has a high tolerance for the translational ambiguity of the leucine CUG codon into both serine and leucine. This ambiguity tolerance is associated with morphological changes and pathogenesis and confers on Candida a highly dynamic adaptability to its environment (us).

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