Typical bed bug bite pattern, 3-5 bites clustered in a zigzag pattern also know as the breakfast, lunch, dinner pattern. Image taken 5 days after exposure. Read More
Presence of Gram-positive, partially acid-fast rods, which have grown in branching chains resembling fungal hyphae. (Gram stain; original magnification, ×100). Image courtesy MicrobeWorld user Kyriakos Zaragkoulias, Specialty Registrar (StR) in Medical Microbiology at General Hospital of Thessal... Read More
An unidentified bacterium, isolated from seaweed harvested from the Durban ocean. Culture was grown on ISP2 for 48 h at 30C 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
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
Rotavirus-infected cell revealing numerous viral factories in the cytoplasm.
Credit: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
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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
Here is my annual blogpost using #MicrobialSupremacy to wish all readers a very, very happy holiday season. I do this GFP and prodiosin, as well as luciferase! Enjoy a tiny bit of microbial art, relevant to the season? Read More
Antimicrobial-producing Streptomyces species, cultured from Antarctic soil.
7 day culture on ISP4 medium. 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
THIS IS VIBRIO CHOLERAE O1 OGAWA ISOLATED FROM HUMAN STOOL SWAB PLATED ON BILE SALT AGAR Read More
This is a m endo agar, green part is made with E.coli and the red part was with P.aeruginosa. This was a special gift I made for my lab co worker as part of our celebration of microbiologist week in PR. 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
The tree with E. coli (red), K. pneumoniae (green) and Proteus mirabilis (brown) in chromoagar orientation. 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
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
The organisms were isolated from air of office room and environmentally controlled layer breeder house in Bangladesh. Fungal identity was not confirmed. 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