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Colonies of Histoplasma capsulatum

Colonies of Histoplasma capsulatum growning on blood agar plates. Incubated at 30C. Note glabrous colonies without aerial mycelium Read More

Happy Nerdy Holidays

I recently have come across a blog written by a biological anthropologist who is currently a stay at home mother to her little girl. A favorite hobby of hers is baking and her blog chronicles her culinary adventures, which much to my delight includes science themed baked goods like cookies and ... Read More

Raw sewage filtered onto a nucleopore membrane

Raw sewage filtered onto a nucleopore membrane. Note the filamentous bacterium and various rod-shaped bacteria (2000X) Read More

Raw Sewage

Raw Sewage. Cellulose fibers. Note; limited cellulolytic activity Read More

Masterworks in Petri dishes

Einstein in E. coli, an apple tree grown from fungi and a fluorescent Mario are just some of the masterworks cast in agar jelly by creative microbiologists. Read More

Mucus sheet showing closely adherent bacteria

Mucus sheet showing closely adherent bacteria; bacteria are absent on portion of mucus sheet after washing (650X) Read More

Atomization of droplets

Photograph of atomization of droplets into the air as a result of removing rubber stopper from a diluting bottle Read More

Brush border cells and Goblet cells

SEM showing individual brush border cells and goblet cells exuding mucus. From human intestine (2700X) Read More

Escherichia coli and Salmonella derby

Escherichia coli and Salmonella derby on XLD agar Read More

Escherichia coli

Escherichia coli showing lactose fermentation EMB agar. Note green sheen on colony. Read More

Microscopecam

Every day from 10 AM - 4 PM Eastern Standard Time, the Smithsonian Institution hosts Microtheater: A tremendous array of organisms is too small to be seen with the naked eye. This microscope cam offers an up-close glimpse of such little-known life forms as paramecia, rotifers, amoebas, and volvo... Read More

Haemophilus haemolyticus

Haemophilus haemolyticus. Blood agar colonies. Read More

Haemophilus influenzae and Staphylococcus aureus

Haemophilus influenzae and Staphylococcus aureus. Satellite growth on blood agar Read More

Entomophthora coronata

Entomophthora coronata. Conidium discharged into lid of petri dish. Phase. (450X) Read More

Brown hyphae of Exophiala jeanselmei

Brown hyphae of Exophiala jeanselmei. Hyphae in wall of 'cyst' Read More

Exophiala jeanselmei

Conidia and secondary budding of Exophiala jeanselmei. LCB stain Read More

Entomophthora coronata in tissue

Entomophthora coronata in tissue. Hyphae Splendore-Hoeppli effect. H&E stain. Oil immersion Read More

Pseudomonas fluorescens showing flagella

Electron shadowed micrograph of Pseudomonas fluorescens showing flagella Read More

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection Read More

Mini Microbe Portraits From the Micropolitan Museum

Tired of the portraits, landscapes and abstract art that peppers the walls of most art museums? According to Dutch photographer Wim von Egmond, there’s one art subject that has been ignored for centuries and finally deserves its due: microscopic organisms.

As the head of the Inst... Read More

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