Microbe Mouth

The centrepiece of this necklace is a unique tooth grown from an extremophile bio-mineralising bacterium that is capable of producing tooth enamel. It is surrounded by porcelain teeth glazed with the bacteria that cause gum disease and tooth decay.

Anna Dumitriu, and Dr Melissa Grant and Dr Rachel Sammons from the University of Birmingham
Porcelain, glazes pigmented with sterilised bacteria, a tooth made from hydroxyapatite (tooth enamel) created by Serratia N14 bacteria