Antimicrobial-producing Streptomyces species, cultured from Antarctic soil.
7 day culture on ISP4 medium. Read More
Unknown contaminant found on a TSA plate after being in the refrigerator for 1 month. Organism had grown throughout the media, was pale yellow and mucoid. 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
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
The tree with E. coli (red), K. pneumoniae (green) and Proteus mirabilis (brown) in chromoagar orientation. 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
Fernan Federici’s microscopic images of plants, bacteria, and crystals are a classic example of finding art in unexpected places.
A couple years ago, Federici was working on his Ph.D. in biological sciences at Cambridge University studying self-organization, the process by which things organi... Read More
Partial isolate of an unknown organism on trypticase soy agar exhibiting spreading and an irregular-rhizoid form with lobate margins. The pigment is opaque white-beige with a mucoid surface over most of the colony. A dry, dull, matte surface appears toward the outer edges of the colony. The s... 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
Paramecium sp. showing the nucleus, mouth and water expulsion vacuoles (40x). 4th Place 2013 PHOTOMICROGRAPHY COMPETITION, Nikon Small World
Credit: Rogelio Moreno Gill 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
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
E. coli negatively stained with 1% Uranyl acetate
Courtesy of Alexander Mironov 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
This environmental bacterial was taking from an art institution in Medellín (Casa Tres Patios) by using basic agar. The salmon-orange bacteria need two-three days to grow and in this process it is increasing its own color. Read More
It causes human mucormycosis and bovine mycotic abortion.
It is distinguished from R.arrhizus by its shorter stalk, and smaller sporangia and spores.
Var.oligosporus : has elongated columellae ; spores less obviously striated.
Var.rhizopodiformis : has ... Read More
Enterococcus faecalis grown on blood agar for 48 hrs at 37 degree's C. Small, pin point, circular colonies can be seen with gamma hemolysis (no hemolysis of the blood agar). Colonies were white with a glossy translucent appearance. 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