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Dick Despommier at TEDxMidAtlantic

Dick Despommier, co-host of This Week in Virology and host of This Week in Parasitism speaking about vertical farming at TEDxMidAtlantic 2010 in Washington, D.C. Read More

Escherichia coli - tight junction disassembly

This pair of confocal micrographs demonstrates how a disease-causing strain of E. coli bacteria brings about diarrhoea by breaking down the waterproof barriers between the cells. The bacteria are seen as small red dots attached to the surface of intestinal cells making tiny pedestals out of one ... Read More

The Startling Epidemiology of H1N1

Science cartoonist Jay Hosler drafted this comic for the cover of the program for The Allegheny Branch of The American Society for Microbiology (ABASM) meeting at Juniata College this weekend (November 20th and 21st). Amusing. To see more of Hosler's work visit Read More

Plasmodium yoelii nigeriensis

Colorized scanning electron micrograph of malaria (Plasmodium yoelii nigeriensis) oocysts ( thick-walled structure in which sporozoan zygotes develop) developing on the midgut wall of the mosquito Anopheles.

Credit: Hilary Hurd, Wellcome Images Read More

Why we should wash our hands regularly #2

Because it isn't just for Establishment squares anymore!
As WellBee - debuted in 1964 - so aptly illustrates, (in a slightly dated style, considering the presence of readily available finger-nail toothpicks) simple hand washing is the most important tool available to prevent the spread of a who... Read More

Mundo de los Microbios - Podcasting in Puerto Rico

Gary Toranzos, host of MicrobeWorld's Mundo de los Microbios, and all his gear recording a podcast at the University of Puerto Rico. Read More

Christmas tree :-)

Most of the strains used belong to the Bacillus genus and the rest are just random colorful petri dish contaminants. :-)

Author: Rositsa Tashkova, Université de Nantes, France Read More

Conjuctival petechiae in meningococcemia

Conjuctival petechiae in meningococcemia Read More

Mr. Ed's bane/zoonotic villains #4

The mosquito - God's cruelest instrument to ensure his creations stay in check?
The mosquito - proof that Evolution is a malevolent mistress that sups on human & animal misery alike?
The mosquito - spreader of VEE: Venezuelan equine encephalitis, which afflicts not only horses, donkeys, zebras... Read More

Bacillus species

Simple stained preparation of Bacillus species showing chains of rods and spores. (approx. X 970). Taken from the Wistreich Collection, appearing exclusively on MicrobeWorld. Read More

Candida albicans

Pseudohyphae of Candida albicans in brain. PAS stain (250X) Read More

Coccidioidomycosis. Map of endemic areas.

Coccidioidomycosis. Map of endemic areas (outlined on black) in South America Read More

Herpes simplex virus

Electron micrograph of Herpes simplex virus. Giemsa stain Read More

Legionella pneumophila colonies

Under a low magnification of 5X, this photograph depicted a number of Legionella pneumophila colonies that had been cultivated on Feeley-Gorman (FG) agar. Note the “cut-glass” appearance displayed by the round, off-white colored colonies. FG agar is used particularly in the cultivation of Legion... Read More

Dangerous enterohemorrhagic bacteria E. coli

Most Escherichia coli (E.coli) strains are harmless.But some, like enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC), are a hazard to human health and life. Read More

Cryptococcus neoformans

Cryptococcus neoformans in solitary nodule. Gridley stain (400X) Read More

Mycoplasma pneumoniae. Macrophotograph of 16mm petri dish containing microcolonies characteristics of broth-grown Mycoplasma pneumoniae

Mycoplasma pneumoniae. Macrophotograph of 16mm petri dish containing microcolonies characteristics of broth-grown Mycoplasma pneumoniae Read More

Penicillium stoloniferum virus in three dimensions

To help scientists understand how the Penicillium stoloniferum virus interacts with its hosts, and how it replicates and matures over its lifecycle, the virus structure was solved at the very high-resolution of 7.3 angstroms. Running the automated AUTO3DEM software on a San Diego Supercomputer C... Read More

Hymenomonas sp.

Phase contrast flash of Hymenomonas sp., a coccolithophorid phytoflagellate Read More

Missing Carl Woese---RIP!

I comment a bit, as an educator, about the loss of Carl Woese. Not only the importance of his discoveries, but how he went about his work, remains of great value. Read More
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