Mapping deletion mutations by genetic tools is one thing, seeing them displayed along the length of a DNA molecule is quite another. But how can one see what isn’t there? In 1968, Ronald Davis and Norman Davidson did just that—visualizing deletion mutations in the genome of coliphage l. They rea... Read More
You heard it here first: petri dishes are the new canvases.
When Tel Aviv based physicist and biologist Eshel Ben-Jacob discovered two new strains of bacteria, paenibacillus dendritiformis and the paenibacillus vortex, he also discovered an untapped art form. The bacteria swim outward into sp... Read More
This is a slime mold by the name of Physarum polycephalum. Part of him crept out of the petri dish that had been mistakenly written on with a blue wet erase marker. During growth, I wrap these plates up in foil because the slime mold needs complete darkness to grow. The foil and the humidity ... Read More
phenomenon called "champagne cork"
have waited half year to catch a strain like that. Read More
It's Friday and I can finally enjoy the beach! So I thought it would be nice to reflect my excitement at work growing this happy Listeria monocytogenes ;) Read More
I took this picture during my miniresearch project in Bs (Hons).I use this spp and trichoderma to controle other plant pathogenic fungi...and I got great result from it.... Read More
Scanning electron micrograph of yeast, 2013 ATCC Photo Contest Winner, Thomas Deerinck, NCMIR/UCSD Read More
E. coli on Endo Agar from my class of Water and Food Microbiology. Read More
With its abdomen engorged with a host blood meal, this image depicts a lateral, or side view of a female blacklegged, or deer tick, Ixodes scapularis.
The blacklegged or deer tick, Ixodes scapularis, transmits Lyme disease, a disease caused by a spiral shaped bacterial microbe, Borrelia burgdor... Read More
Bacteria has the virtue (and sometimes the vice) of being able to grow at incredible speeds—some strains can double in cell count in as little as four minutes. Fernan Federici, a postdoctoral student at the University of Cambridge, is pioneering the art of capturing the split-second process. And... Read More
Rhizopus microsporis columella
Species of the mucoralean genus Rhizopus are very relevant to
society, in several respects. They are known as spoilage organisms,
contaminating a variety of foodstuffs and agricultural
products during storage and transport . Because of off-odors, unwanted disco... Read More
Rhizopus microsporus columella.
Species of the mucoralean genus Rhizopus are very relevant to society, in several respects. They are known as spoilage organisms,contaminating a variety of foodstuffs and agricultural
products during storage and transport. Because of off-odors, unwanted discolor... Read More
I was checking our fungal culture plates in the microbiology lab...and came across this happy little colony of Candida albicans on an Inhibitory Mold Agar plate. Kind of made my day! Read More
An isolated Klebsiella oxytoca on MacConkey Agar from a patient with diarrhea. Look at its mucous appearance a characteristic of most Klebsiella. Read More
Escherichia coli isolated from a patient with diarrhea on MacConkey Agar.
Its simply beautiful, one of the first isolations I made. Read More
the results of this investigation revealed that the marine actinomycetes collected from the sediments of Caspian Sea
might be a potent source of novel antibiotics. Read More