Serratia spp. are widely distributed in nature. Serratia marcescens is the most common Serratia sp. associated with human disease, followed by strains of the S. liquefaciens complex: S. liquefaciens, S. grimesii and S. proteamaculans. The clinical significance of these species is largely unknown... Read More
Circular, entire, smooth, yellow colonies of Micrococcus lutea. Taken from the Wistreich Collection, appearing exclusively on MicrobeWorld. Read More
Malaria’s impact worldwide is still an issue, particularly in developing countries. Research is ongoing to study the carriers of malaria, mosquitoes, and how they carry and transmit the disease and other pathogens. That’s why the 2010 winning image by Jonas King is so important to the life scien... Read More
Microscopic view of a swarm of Euglena species. (approx. X 100). Taken from the Wistreich Collection, appearing exclusively on MicrobeWorld. Read More
Young sibling polyps of staghorn coral (Acropora millepora) three days after settlement. In a National Science Foundation-supported study, researchers found that the ability to fluoresce may influence whether or not the coral settle on the reef of their origin or disperse, and go elsewhere.
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Toxoplasma gondii oocysts from cat feces. Taken from the Wistrich Collection. Read More
Lung tissue from case of Aspergillosis. PAS stain (900X) Read More
Microsporum gypseum macroconidia. Interference microscopy (400X) Read More
An alternate view of amoebae fruiting bodies, with spores and bacteria. Related Story: Like Humans, Amoebae Pack a Lunch Before They Travel.
Some amoebae do what many people do. Before they travel, they pack a lunch.
In results of a study reported today in the journal Nature, evolutionary ... Read More
2009 Nikon Small World Competition award 10th place: Leave it to the diminutive diatoms to bring out algae's best side. Only 10 times larger than life, this image was captured via dark-field by Arlene Wechezak in Anacortes, Wash. Such diatoms have been proposed as a key biofuel source of the fut... Read More
An algal bloom in a stream bordering land plants. From the Wistreich Collection Read More
Its a lot more crowded in your cubicle than you probably thought eh? With these little guys, even when you're by yourself you're never alone! Read More
Phase contrast image of fresh water unicellular algae Haematococcus pluvialis colelcted at 100X. This species is well known for its high content of the strong antioxidant astaxanthin, which is important in aquaculture, various pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics. Fourth Prize, 2009 Olympus BioScapes ... Read More
Circular, smooth, entire, opaque colonies of Alcaligenes on a nutrient agar plate. Taken from the Wistreich Collection, appearing exclusively on MicrobeWorld. Read More
Photograph of hematoma-like swelling off the caruncle of turkeys infected with Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae. Please submit your microscopy and culture images to MicrobeWorld. Upload them with the 'Image' box checked. Read More
Orange pigmented crustose lichens. From the Wistreich Collection. Read More