Unknown Yeast contaminant seen on Casein media. The contaminant was around the edges of the plate with isolated colonies seen towards the center of the plate after 1 month refrigerated temperatures. Colonies were light opaque pink, mucoid and had concentric rings slightly elevated in the cen... Read More
Unknown contaminant seen on TSA agar after several months at refrigerated temperatures. Image was taken using transmitted light which highlights the concentric rings. Read More
This feathery environmental sample is likely to be Bacillus mycoides, often recognized by its characteristic appearance. This particular bacterial specimen was propagated on GCB (gonococcal base) agar for several days at room temperature, with the plastic eyes added just prior to its disposal. Read More
Pink coloured Non-pathogenic Fusarium species isolated from the Saffron rhizosphere. The species is really very promising as far as its biocontrol activity is concerned. Read More
At the peak of the Ebola epidemic last fall came a frightening new possibility: a mutation that could allow the disease to spread through the air. Now University of Florida researchers have dispelled this concern using data from current and past Ebola outbreaks.
While concern about airborne E... Read More
Our two square meters of skin act as a defensive barrier against environmental pathogens but is also covered by beneficial commensal bacteria. We live alongside these bacteria without excessive and unnecessary immune responses, which could destroy the skin's function as a barrier and so make us ... Read More
Tokay geckos harbor bacteria that are resistant to a number of antibiotics, making them a health concern for pet owners, according to a study by University of Georgia researchers.
Tokay geckos, a type of gecko known for the "to-kay" sound it makes, are caught in the wild and often imported in... Read More
Magical Monsoon:rAiNs and "Geosmin" @ www.microbiologylover.wordpress.com Read More
U.S. cases of two deadly types of foodborne pathogens have fallen sharply since 2008, but rates of other key types of foodborne bugs have increased, according to the latest report on nine pathogens tracked by health officials.
"The picture is mixed," said Dr. Patricia Griffin of the U.S. Cent... Read More
Image of a Slime Mold taken at Hoh Rainforest on the Olympic Peninsula in Western Washington, largest Temperate Rain forest in the United States. Several patches, white and mucoid, were seen on the underside of a fallen redwood tree. Read More
Citric Acid Fermentation in a flask. @ www.microbiologylover.wordpress.com https://microbiologylover.wordpress.com/2015/05/15/fungal-magic/ Read More
Close up of an unknown tree fungus seen growing on a red wood tree (living) in Davenport, CA. Gills were free and not attached to a stem and the cap turned upwards. Read More
A very well done video profile of the Doherty Institute.
A world-class institute combining research into infectious disease and immunity with teaching excellence.
Unknown fungal contaminant, presumably airborne, found on TSA after several months at refrigerated temperatures. Brown spore formation was seen in the middle of the colony with whit hyaphae at the edges. Colony was approximatly 1/4 of the plate. Read More
(NEW YORK - May 22) - By comparing flu viruses to the virus that causes measles, researchers fine-tuned a tool that may enable faster vaccine design, according to a study led by Mount Sinai researchers and published online this week in the journal Cell Reports. Read More