Annihilation - Chapter 5, Dissolution Summary & Analysis

Jeff VanderMeer
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The biologist feels the 'pull' of the tower calling to her to come back into its depths, but she resists, deferring to the logical side of her nature. She wants to run tests on the samples that she has. When she looks at the infected skin of the psychologist, and then the uninfected skin she is shocked to find that they are both human skin cells. She then places the moss that she retrieved from the tableau figures in the old homes and finds that in the moss, and in the sample of the dead fox that she'd found, there were also human cells. It becomes clear that between these samples, the creature in the swamp shedding its skin, and the other strange creatures she saw in Area X that the military had been possibly experimenting with genetic manipulation of some sort.

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