Thursday, 2 September 2010

Deadly Genomes



Deadly Genomes and Virus around the world

The chart shows the genomes of a variety of bacteria and virus that cause disease among us

Each coloured line represents the genome of the bacterium or virus. The size of the genome and percentage of the guanine or cytosine (both are paired with in the double-stranded DNA) are also noted. This is labeled as GC content

This great and fascinating project by Martin Krzywinski, Ian Bosdet and Cydney Nielsen of Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, shows structure, mortality and global deaths, by genome

Jonathan Corum of 13pt | Informational Design is behind the layout and typography

Visually it is both fascinating and interesting

Thanks to Mark Oliver of the Daily Telegraph

1 comment:

  1. Great graphic, thanks for the link Michael

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