2019 AMI Online Salon

Cephalopods and Self-Directed Evolution

Project Details

  • Entrant Name: Noelle Burgess

  • Membership Type: Student Submission

  • Other Contributors:                         

  • Address: Baltimore,MD

  • Client: Tim Phelps

  • Medium/software used: Pen & Ink, Adobe: Photoshop and Illustrator

  • Final presentation format: Print

  • Primary Audience: Scientific Community and Educated Lay Public

Project Description

This mock journal cover is intended to accompany an article reporting increased levels of RNA editing in coleoid cephalopod nervous systems. Cephalopod RNA recoding is hypothesized to be a strategy for diversifying protein production allowing for quick neuronal adaptation to external stimuli. The illustration shows a slowly changing octopus editing RNA in a murky sea of proteins.