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Brown hyphae of Exophiala jeanselmei

Brown hyphae of Exophiala jeanselmei. Hyphae in wall of 'cyst' Read More

Feeling Blue, Trypanosoma brucei

Trypanosoma brucei, a protozoan parasite, is the causative agent of African sleeping sickness in humans (T. b. gambiense and T. b. rhodesiense) and nagana in cattle (T. b. brucei). These diseases result in much economic hardship and morbidity in Sub-Saharan Africa. The life cycle of these organi... Read More

The results of a pour plate after incubation

The results of a pour plate after incubation. Taken from the Wistreich Collection, appearing exclusively on MicrobeWorld. Read More

STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS

The bug lives harmlessly in the noses of about a third of us. But it can turn rogue, causing skin infections—or worse. Heavy use of antibiotics since the middle of the last century has prompted the evolution of deadly superbug strains. Photograph by Martin Oeggerli, with support from School of L... Read More

Stained blood smear preparation showing spiral morphology

Stained blood smear preparation showing spiral morphology. Taken from the Wistreich Collection, appearing exclusively on MicrobeWorld. Read More

Gram-negative rods – Morganella morganii species

Gram-negative rods – Morganella morganii species (approx X1000). Taken from the Wistreich Collection, appearing exclusively on MicrobeWorld. Read More

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection Read More

A single Vorticella species.

A single Vorticella species. From the Wistreich collection. Read More

Clostridium spp.

Clostridium spp. from pet food. Phase. 1000X - Maunder Read More

"Attention FoodMart shoppers, special on Salmonella, aisle 3"

Very happy all that information was put to a use other than advertising research or gathering digital dust in a data warehouse somewhere . . Read More

Happy Nerdy Holidays

I recently have come across a blog written by a biological anthropologist who is currently a stay at home mother to her little girl. A favorite hobby of hers is baking and her blog chronicles her culinary adventures, which much to my delight includes science themed baked goods like cookies and ... Read More

Antagonistic effect of Imipenem towards Piperacillin/tazobactam disc in Pseudomonas aeruginosa lawn on Mueller-Hinton agar

This images was taken during the lab work of my Master thesis on Metallo beta lactamase on Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter spps at Shree Birendra Hospital ( Army Hospital) in Kathmandu Nepal . It clearly shows the antagonism between two discs. Read More

Worm sperm motility

Two worm sperm shimmy across a microscope slide. Unlike most cells that rely on motor proteins to propel themselves forward, worm sperm use tiny fibers at their front ends. Putting the fibers together and taking them apart sets the cells in motion. In a new advance, researchers disassembled the ... Read More

corynebacterium diptheriae on Tinsdale agar

corynebacterium diptheriae on Tinsdale agar Read More

Engineered Ecosystem

“Predator” bacteria (green) surround “prey” bacteria (red) in this petri dish version of the Serengeti. Rather than eating their prey, however, predator cells release a chemical that activates a suicide gene in the prey. Prey cells also release a chemical, but one that promotes survival of the p... Read More

Tobacco bacterias are potential cause of URI's

As if another reason was needed to quit smoking, though this one is certainly a doozy. Read More

C. elegans sex-cell division

This montage of tiny, transparent C. elegans—or roundworms—may offer insight into understanding human infertility. Researchers used fluorescent dyes to label the worm cells and watch the process of sex-cell division, called meiosis, unfold as nuclei (blue) move through the tube-like gonads. Such... Read More

Cryptococcus neoformans

Cryptococcus neoformans in mash preparation of mouse brain. Note large capsule and narrow budding isthmus Read More

Brown hyphae of Cercospora apii

Brown hyphae of Cercospora apii in subcutaneous lesion. H & E stain Read More

Pasta And Bamboo Reimagined As Bacteria And DNA

Fun pictures from Popular Science... Read More

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