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An unusual perspective to look at a cryo-EM structure. The rendering shows the cryo-EM density of gas vesicles viewed from the interior gas space. We deposited the same cryo-EM density in the electron microscopy database (EMDB-14340). The viewing direction highlights the peculiar features of gas vesicles first observed by the presented article such as the smooth water-repellent interior and the pores enabling exchange of gaseous molecules with the outside.Molecular Model of a Gas Vesicle
This picture shows the inferred detailed molecular model of a gas vesicle, a buoyancy device for microbes filled with gas. The vesicle has large pores in its wall for gas exchange, but prevents water from entering due to its extremely hydrophobic interior. The model is available for researchers in a public data repository: zenodo.org/record/6458345.