Gram-negative rods. (approx. 1000 X). Taken from the Wistreich Collection, appearing exclusively on MicrobeWorld. Read More
Individual bacteria in this photo are oblong and colored brown. As an alternative to using antibiotics for fighting E. coli infections in newborn and weaned pigs, scientists are finding promising results from introducing mixes of beneficial bacteria, obtained from other pigs, into the gut of you... Read More
Gram stain of mixed culture of cocci and rods.Streptobacillus morphological arrangement is shown. (Approx X1000). Taken from the Wistreich Collection, appearing exclusively on MicrobeWorld. Read More
Blastomyces dermatitidis in pus from a dressing. Two characteristic budding cells are present. Note broad base building Read More
Legionella pneumophilia in yolk sac of embryonated egg as stained by the Gimenez method Read More
This is an image of Clostridium difficile colonies grown on cycloserine mannitol agar after 48 hours.
C. difficile, an anaerobic gram-positive rod, is the most frequently identified cause of Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea (AAC). It accounts for approximately 15-25% of all episodes of AAC.
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A collection of funny images about microbiology. Although the text is in Spanish language, it can be easily understood. Read More
Picture of Couple Kissing in Mexico City with Surgical masks on During Swine Flu Outbreak. From The Guardian UK. Article link here http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/apr/26/swine-flu-outbreak-mexico-pandemic. Photo by Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images Read More
Helicobacter pylori (yellow), a common bacterium that lives in the stomach lining, increases the risk of stomach cancer (brown cells) and peptic ulcers. But over time H. pylori can reduce stomach acid and acid reflux, which may help fend off esophageal cancer. The microbe also appears to help pr... Read More
A fruticose (leaflike) lichen. Taken from the Wistreich Collection, appearing exclusively on MicrobeWorld. Read More
Here are photographs I took during our visit to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory to record This Week in Microbiology #40. We roamed around campus scouting locations befo... Read More
Conidiophores of Aspergillus fumigatus formed in a pulmonary cavity Read More
Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Young colony on brain heart infusion. A virulent strain Read More
The Human Microbiome Project has spent two years surveying bacteria and other microbes at different sites on 242 healthy people. The chart below hints at the complex combinations of microbes living in and on the human body.
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Photograph of 400X magnified image of biogas digestor sample. A strange spiraled type microbe seen (probably like left handed DNA helix). The microbe is shown with an arrow. Has anyone seen such microbial structure? Read More
Cartoon of a couple of bacteria having marital problems. Via Wikipedia Commons. Illustration by Gaspirtz. Read More
This episode: Bacteria are important for a good immune response to unadjuvanted influenza vaccines!
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Pictured is a plant structure called a trichome that was found in a felines' urine sediment collected by cystocentesis. It is surrounded by many cocci and debris. The picture was taken with a smartphone at 400x magnification with no staining. Read More