The current outbreak of COVID-19 made me decide to create the scene. I don't know the composition of the actual specimen so, I chose to create, and reimagine it based on what they have been showing it. To achieve the colours and tints, I did it with masking on four different layers of colour and gradients.
I added Alien Growth Jaws texture via Substance Source with additional adjustments and displacement for the Stem. Each specimen contains one Omni light to create the effect of glowing Stems.
The Opacity is with a roughness value set to gloss to have a translucency effect. With all the referencing that's been everywhere lately, I took this opportunity to go ahead a be a little creative with it. I rendered the scene in Marmoset Toolbag.
Deadly, but extremely fascinating.