1130_SUBTILIS_draw2-med [Deciphering bacterial doomsday decisions]

Oleg Igoshin and Jatin Narula

Rice University computational biologists Oleg Igoshin (left) and Jatin Narula sketch the elaborate signal processing mechanism that the bacteria B. subtilis use to decide whether to form a spore.

About Jade Boyd

Jade Boyd is science editor and associate director of news and media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.