New research from Australian and Singaporean scientists has revealed how immune cell 'spies' are created, providing clues on how the immune system could be manipulated to better fight disease. Read More
On the left is test isolate and on right side is positive control. Imipenem MIC by etest method was 0.75 ug/ml. How to interpret this modified hodge test; positive or negative? Read More
The tree with E. coli (red), K. pneumoniae (green) and Proteus mirabilis (brown) in chromoagar orientation. Read More
A human neutrophil interacting with Klebsiella pneumoniae (pink), a multidrug–resistant bacterium that causes severe hospital infections.
Credit: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Read More
We all know about selfies, made popular by the camera in our cell phone. Well, here is the *real* deal - the 'cell-fie'. It's a photograph of my cell culture incubator full of stacks of plates in which HeLa cells are growing - and it's complete with my reflection. Read More
Unknown airborne fungal isolated contaminant found on BEA. BEA plate was incubated for 2 months at 4 degrees C once fungal growth was seen. Spore formation can be seen throughout the circular colony. The single colony covered ¼ of the plate. Image highlights the center growth of the colony. Read More
Agar contaminant seen on TSA after 1 month at refrigerated temperatures. Colony was yellow, mucoid, partially circular with concentric circular raised rings with an orangish center. Read More
Fungal contaminant, presumably airborne, seen on a TSA plate after 1 month at refrigerated temperatures. Close up image highlights exudate, water droplets due to respiration. Read More
Unknown airborne fungal isolated contaminant found on TSA. TSA plate was incubated for 2 months at 4 degrees C once fungal growth was seen. Concentric rings of color (pink, green and white) can be seen throughout the colony with smaller colonies seen around the white edges of the colony due to s... Read More
Antimicrobial-producing Streptomyces species, cultured from Antarctic soil.
7 day culture on ISP4 medium. Read More
Image of a Puff ball taken at Hoh Rainforest on the Olympic Peninsula in Western Washington, largest Temperate Rain forest in the United States. The large white ball is the fruiting body which contains the spores. Read More
The organisms were isolated from air of office room and environmentally controlled layer breeder house in Bangladesh. Fungal identity was not confirmed. Read More
In a Microbiology Lab,we are always delighted to find something new.Specially when their is contaminant on the media which is kept for discarding.Microbiology is a subject in which you are never at rest. Read More
Researchers at the University of Bonn and the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) have discovered two new groups of viruses within the Bunyavirus family in the tropical forest of Ivory Coast. Previously only five groups responsible for serious illnesses in humans and animals were known. ... Read More
Two unknown airborne fungal isolated contaminant found on TSA. TSA plate was incubated for 2 months at 4 degrees C once fungal growth was seen. Concentric rings of color (pink/peach, green and white) can be seen throughout the colonies. Read More
Klebsiella pneumoniae grown on Mac for 48 hrs at 37 degree's C. Pink, indicating lactose fermentation, mucoid colonies are seen. Read More
"The WHO, largely unchanged since its creation, is ill-equipped to deal with the disease threats that this new world creates...the recent Ebola outbreak is a case in point. Even the WHO's director-general, Margaret Chan, said her organisation was "overwhelmed" and admitted that a crisis on that ... Read More
I had a pink fungal contaminant on one of my plates.
When I looked at it under the microscope, I found some budding yeast. Read More