start out by coating the cells with some charged polymers that are
known to serve as a good substrate for silication, and then expose the
yeast to silicic acid solution. They end up with hard-shell yeast, sort
of halfway to being a bizarre sort of diatom.
The encapsulated cells behave rather differently. After thirty days in the cold with no
This provides a new means to an biological/inorganic interface, a way to stich cell biology and