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Unwashed vs washed hand

Students in the summer STEM program at Cabrillo (these were college age students) were asked to do a handprint of their unwashed hand then of their hand after washing. This is a before and after of what the majority of the plates looked like. Plates were incubated for 48 hrs at 37 degrees C ... Read More

New study reveals key part of Ebola virus life cycle at higher resolution than ever before

A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) reveals a key part of the Ebola virus life cycle at a higher resolution than ever before. The research sheds light on how Ebola virus assembles—and how researchers might stop the often-fatal infection. Read More

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This plate contains Streptomyces coelicolor and two Actinomyces recently isolated from the soil. Actinomyces are well known for their production of secondary metabolites, among which antibiotics and anti-tumour agents. This plate shows grey and pink Actinomyces with a very dark br... Read More

Methylobacterium aquaticum strain NO00 the guardian of rice

Methylobacterium aquaticum strain NO00 (KR920749) grown over rice grain. It can produce phytohormones and other beneficial metabolites for the plant. M. aquaticum is a plant growth promoting (PGP) bacteria". Its pink-biofilm, can help with water-stress and protect the plant against pathogens. Read More

"Self Portrait"

This portrait was designed using the natural pigments found in local environmental microbial isolates to depict a student's image. A senior, working on her year long thesis and in my upper level microbiology elective, created this portrait (which is beautifully accurate) and attached it to her f... Read More

pic art flower

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

Study: Whooping cough resurgence due to vaccinated people not knowing they're infectious?

Whooping cough has made an astonishing comeback, with 2012 seeing nearly 50,000 infections in the U.S. (the most since 1955), and a death rate in infants three times that of the rest of the population. The dramatic resurgence has puzzled public health officials, who have pointed to the waning ef... Read More

Kirby-Bauer Testing: The Gold Standard for AST

Our sensitivity instruments rarely ever go down, but when they do our lab uses Kirby-Bauer testing to perform antimicrobial susceptibility testing in our laboratory. This testing involves placing antibiotic-infused discs on a standardized inoculum of bacteria spread in a lawn onto a Mueller Hint... Read More

Researchers successfully target 'Achilles' heel' of MERS virus

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- A Purdue University-led team of researchers studying the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, have found molecules that shut down the activity of an essential enzyme in the virus and could lead the way to better treatments for those infected. Read More

Ebola Vaccine Potential in Turmeric Curcumin

Recent scientific research studies confirm the potential of turmeric curcumin as a vaccine for Ebola virus disease. A review of the studies was published in the International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Pathophysiology and Drug Research in February 2015.
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Unknown isolate from table swab

Students swabbed the lab bench at the end of class. The TSA plate was grown for 48 hrs at 37 degrees C then let set for 2 days at room temperature. The close up of one of the colonies was matte/white through out, a smooth center with rhizoid growth then a feathery/powdery growth on the outer... Read More

It's an Actinomycete's world

Gram stain of an Actinomycete. Culture was grown on ISP2 at 30C, and originally isolated from seaweed harvested from the Durban ocean 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

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North Carolina

The image is one of a series originally created for use by the North Carolina branch of the ASM by James W. Brown, at NC State University.

The beautiful organism is Chromobacterium violaceum, a natural isolate grown from pond water by an NC State University undergraduate student in our MB 452... Read More


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unkown bacteria

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what's ur idea about this gram staining and arrangement?

in blood media alpha hemolysis has been seen so in macconkey agar have pink colony.
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anybody can guess it...

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Helicobacter pylori infection leaves a fingerprint in gastric cancer

(Max-Planck-Gesellschaft) After an infection with Helicobacter pylori, gene activity in the gastric cells resembles the activity of cancer cells. Read More
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