A Moderately selective differential media, Hektoen is being used in the isolation Gram negative enteric pathogens ,Particularly Salmonella and Shigella.Bile salts inhibits Gram positive and some non-pathogenic Gram negative organisms making the media partially selective.Lactose,sucrose and sali... Read More
New research shows how certain microbes exploit proteins in nearby bacteria to deliver toxins and kill them. The mechanisms behind this bacterial warfare, the researchers suggest, could be harnessed to target pathogenic bacteria. Read More
The organisms used in this peace react to each other as if they were performing a unique dance. When S.agalactiae is reacting to S.aureus it gets excited and creates a golden clearing in the blood agar as if it was pointing directly at its partner. S. pneumonia and P.aeruginosa give the dance a ... Read More
If you think rabbits reproduce quickly, wait until you hear about microbes. A single bacterial cell can divide once every 20 minutes. Bacteria also do not grow in the same way as we think of growth; an individual growing larger. In bacteria, one full-grown adult cell divides to form two full-... Read More
This brain inspired image was drawn with orange Deinococcus and Sphingomonas along with yellow Nesterenkonia and Bacillus, resulting in swirls, streaks and spots. After letting the art incubate for 2 days at 30C, the final work was sealed in epoxy extending the life of the work for all to view a... Read More
Washington, DC, September 1, 2015 - A simplified handwashing routine, with five steps instead of seven, helps to reduce sickness-related absenteeism for students with mild intellectual disability (MID), according to a study published in the September issue of the American Journal of Infection Co... Read More
BBL’s CHROMagar Orientation agar is the canvas for this piece of agar art. Chromogens in the agar release a colored compound when hydrolyzed by specific enzymes allowing certain bacteria to appear different colors on it. The white color is Acinetobacter baumanii, an opportunistic bacterium that... Read More
Diverse types of microbial growth with different phenotypes on MRSA Brilliance agar. Air sample was collected from experimental animal house with special air sampler and plated onto MRSA agar for Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus enumeration. It was incubated at 37 degree Celsius for 2... Read More
A plate with fungal contamination was allowed to grow at room temperature for several days. The random circular pattern reminded the artist Maria Penil of planets and inspired by this, using red Serratia, orange Deinococcus and Sphingomonas, she brought the wonders of the microcosmos to our macr... Read More
Microbiology is as much a part of the universe as the Mandela represents. In a patient culture we focus on each component. Finding answers in a culture is both stimulating and relaxing. Using science and chemical reactions we get answers. Sometimes it's like solving a really hard puzzle. Ther... Read More
The bacterial community that lives in our gut have been compared to a ‘garden’, a complex ecosystem where diversity of bacteria is healthy, desirable and beautiful. This piece is created using gut bacteria in organic, botanical motifs, to represent this garden. It’s meant to be a motif with an e... Read More
Candida albicans is a yeast species that is part of the commensal microbiota of the body. Weakened or impaired immune system can lead to yeast infections mostly produced by Candida albicans, although other species like Candida parapsilosis, Candida glabrata and Candida tropicalis among others ar... Read More
This picture shows a funny kitten named Salmonelly. The black silhouette of that kitten was made by using the bacterium Salmonella enteric serovar Typhi(ATCC® 6539™), the causative agent of Typhoid fever, a human bloodstream infection that is common in the developing world. The pink hair bow dec... Read More
The World Health Organization is to begin vaccinating about 200 people in Sierra Leone who came into contact with a woman who died from Ebola on Saturday. Read More
Knowledge is a gold reserve of humanity that was accumulated during many centuries. So the Japanese character for "gold" painted by Escherichia coli represents here this reserve, and the Proteus mirabilis "waves" around - knowledge dissemination in the community.
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The pink silhouette of the fly was made by using the bacterium Escherichia coli (ATCC® 25922™), a bacterium that inhabits in a friendly manner as a part of the bowel flora within the human and animals large intestine. This bacterium can cause disease for example, on immunocompromised hosts, when... Read More
Superheroes can be found in the most unlikely places… even in the bacterial world! The bacteria that you see on this plate are Streptomycetes. Streptomycetes normally live in the soil, together with a lot of other species, with whom they compete for nutrients. When a Streptomycete spore settles ... Read More
The Sabouraud Dextrose Agar depicts a lighthouse and light composed of Trichosporon species and Exophiala species. Trichosporon is a white, dry, wrinkled, yeast-like organism that has properties of mold and yeast. It is frequently isolated from the respiratory tract in Cystic Fibrosis patients... Read More
You can see a interpretation of a Methylobacterium sp colony in 3D. The colony has an high profile because the medium in Petri dish has suffered dehydration.
Tools used for the picture is ImageJ "Extended Depth of Field"
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Using colorful contaminations of yellow Nesterenkonia, orange Deinococcus and Sphingomonas along with white Bacillus spots, the artist Maria Penil painted these two jellyfish frolicking on an agar plate at 30 degrees for two days, followed by several days at room temperature for rest and peace. ... Read More