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The Human Body, Photographed By The Light Of Bacteria

Over-probing airport security scans? Nope. Soft porn from the 22nd Century? Definitely not. These beautiful images of the human body are part of a new exhibition at the Royal Institution. Each was taken using the light emitted by the bioluminescent bacteria Photobacterium phosphorem. Artist Anne... Read More

MPN test for water pollution

MPN test for water pollution (heavily contaminated) Read More

Klebsiella pneumoniae. Maneval's capsule stain. Note clear area (capsule) surrounding pink stained organisms (1200X)

Klebsiella pneumoniae. Maneval's capsule stain. Note clear area (capsule) surrounding pink stained organisms (1200X) Read More

Loboa loboi

Loboa loboi in pus from human lesion. Chains of yeast cells are characteristic Read More

Bacillus cereus on blood agar

Bacillus cereus growed at 30ºC/24 h on blood agar. Read More

The appearance of circular, entire, opaque colonies on the surface of a nutrient agar plate

The appearance of circular, entire, opaque colonies on the surface of a nutrient agar plate. Taken from the Wistreich Collection, appearing exclusively on MicrobeWorld. Read More

Petri dish art

This tropical scene, reminiscent of a postcard from Key West, is actually a petri dish containing an artistic arrangement of genetically engineered bacteria. The image showcases eight of the fluorescent proteins created in the laboratory of Roger Y. Tsien, a cell biologist at the University of C... Read More

Filamentous yeast from spoiled beverage

Filamentous yeast from spoiled beverage. Filaments and budding. Phase. (1008X) Read More

Trichophyton violaceum

Magnified 475X, this photomicrograph depicts some of the structural morphology of numerous Trichophyton violaceum fungal organisms. This dermatophyte had been grown in a medium of Sabouraud dextrose agar, and of note are the organism’s mycelia, or branching hyphae, i.e., the vegetative portion o... Read More

Mycobacterium smegmatis

Mycobacterium smegmatis. Acid fast stain (1200X) Read More

Malarial Parasite as a trophozoite

This diagrams, as a trophozoite, the various forms that the developing malarial parasite undergoes prior to its schizont stage.

As the parasite increases in size, the ring morphology of the early trophozoite disappears, and becomes what is referred to as a mature trophozoite, which undergoes ... Read More

Nitrification floc

Nitrification floc. Note the unusual crown shaped bacterium (11000X) Read More

Chlamydospores of Candida albicans

Chlamydospores of Candida albicans Read More

A Petri Dish Dream Vacation

"The famous tropical sunset scene by Nobel Prize-winner Dr. Roger Tsien, University of California San Diego, USA. This image was created using transgenic bacteria expressing fluorescent protein genes."

Via MicrobialArt.com Read More

Clostridium botulinum from food 1000x

Clostridium botulinum from food 1000x Read More

Actinomyces israelii

Actinomyces israelii. Gram stain broth culture Read More

b322-1 clostridium histolyticum on egg yolk agar 5x

b322-1 clostridium histolyticum on egg yolk agar 5x Read More

Watercolor Bacteria and Cell Art

Washington, DC artist Michele Banks, aka Artologica, is a painter who, in her own words, "uses an old and often-disrespected medium, watercolor, to create pieces that are anything but old-fashioned." Her works in Makers Market focus on biological and medical themes, particularly the microscopy o... Read More

Acid-fast rods

Acid-fast rods. (approx. 1000 X). Taken from the Wistreich Collection, appearing exclusively on MicrobeWorld. Read More

Haemophilus haemolyticus

Haemophilus haemolyticus. Blood agar colonies. Read More

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