"This type I fimbriae is like a hand that reaches out to grab hold. Normally
, these "hands" will grab onto the gut lining to establish a bacterial colony."
"The fimbriae is like hair all around the cell, this hair is what will grab on to things and stick to them and then there is the giant looking hair, which is the appendage sticking out whichwill allow this cell to transfer DNA to different bacterial cells."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.