Unknown contaminant, possible Bacillus spp, seen on an old blood agar plate that had been inoculated with Strep bovis. The plate had been incubated at 37 degree's C for 24 hrs then held at room temp for a week. One colony was mucoid with a brain like appearance the other being mucoid and smoo... Read More
Holiday time......Bacteria/Yeast used:
Hat and letters, Serratia marcescens
Hat trim: Staph epidermidis
Smile: Environmental yeast isolate
Mix of Serratia and Staph for a bit of "snow" Read More
Create an Ocean View on your XLD Agar plates!!
E.coli, the Lactose fermentor produce sunshine yellow, Salmonella spp, metabolise thiosulfate to produce hydrogen sulfide, which leads to the formation of colonies with black centers, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, the non lactose fermentor, produce pink ... Read More
In Turkey every month we control pools of Hotels by the Ministry of Health. And here we caught Pseudomonas aeruginosa. It was oxidase positive that's why we can separate from Enterobactericeace family. Well fluorescence under uv illumination. Read More
New research with a hydrogel and an antioxidant aims to make condoms both better and something people will actually want to use. Read More
The standard practice of treating infections with the highest tolerable dose of antibiotic medications may not always be best way of preventing the evolution of drug resistance, a new study suggests. Read More
Positive EDTA disc synergy test.
This Klebsiella pneumonia was isolated from a sputum sample. Read More
Unknown organism, possible Bacillus spp, washed hand print done on a TSA plate. Organism was the size of a dime, muciod/ rhizoid in the center and mat/smooth at the outer edges. 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
My lucky day when I found a pot of gold while counting colonies. Found this gem while conducting biofilm research on environmental biofilms. The biofilm was taken from a rock in the nearby river. Read More
The growing power of imaging and computing power of smartphones is creating the possibility of converting your smartphone into a high power pocket microscopy system. High quality miniature microscopy lenses attached to smartphone are typically made with glass or plastics that can only be produce... Read More
Group: Group IV ((+) ssRNA)
Species: Zika virus
Structure of Zika Virus
•The virion is approximately 40 nm in diameter with surface projections that measure roughly 5-10 nm.
•Nucleocapsid is 25-30 nm in diameter surrounded by a host-membrane derive... Read More
Colonies from a swab of the lid of a biohazard waste bin from one of my students in the Microbiology lab at Miami-Dade College, Wolfson in Miami, FL. Streaked on Nutrient Agar and incubated at 30 degrees Celcius for 72 hours.
Elena M. Cortizas, M.S.
Adjunct Professor of Microbiology
MDC W... Read More
CORVALLIS, Ore. - The creation and sustainment of "safe spaces" may play a critical role in community-based HIV prevention efforts by providing social support and reducing environmental barriers for vulnerable populations, a new study from an Oregon State University researcher has found. Read More
Antimicrobial-producing Streptomyces species, cultured from Antarctic soil.
7 day culture on ISP4 medium. Read More
WASHINGTON - The World Health Organization's Director-General should convene "urgently" a meeting of International Health Regulations' Emergency Committee to advise on the emerging Zika pandemic and galvanize global action, say two Georgetown University professors. Read More
Some infectious diseases are particularly difficult to treat because of their ability to evade the immune system. One such illness, African sleeping sickness, is caused by the parasite Trypanosoma brucei, transmitted by the tsetse fly, and is fatal if left untreated. The trypanosome parasite is ... Read More