Inspired by Vincent van Gogh's paintings of wheat fields, this TSA agar plate features the bright yellow pigmented Micrococcus luteus, a highly versatile organism found throughout the environment. The bacteria can break down toxic chemicals, enabling them to survive in extreme en... Read More
'Tis the Pseudo was inspired by the upcoming holiday season! Six strains of color producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa and a yellow strain of Staphylococcus aureus were used to create an abstract holiday design. P. aeruginosa secretes a variety of pigments, including pyocyanin (blue-green), pyoverdi... Read More
Staphylococcus aureus (pink), Staphylococcus saprophyticus (white) and Enterococcus faecalis (blue) are all normal flora on human skin. These three organisms normally live on skin and rarely cause infection unless presented to an open wound. Staphylococcus aureus and Enterococ... Read More
Salmonella species often causes diarhhea and is easily contracted from undercooked meat. While the symptoms are uncomfortable, the Salmonella infection is self-limiting; resolving on its own in 4-7 days.
The black outline of the owl is the result of H2S, Hydrogen Sulfide, w... Read More
The bacterial community that lives in our gut have been compared to a ‘garden’, a complex ecosystem where diversity of bacteria is healthy, desirable and beautiful. This piece is created using gut bacteria in organic, botanical motifs, to represent this garden. It’s meant to be a motif with an e... Read More
Red drum fish made from the following bacteria: Chromobacterium violaceum, Dermacoccus nishinomiyaensis, Serratia marcescens, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Corynebacterium xerosis, and Aeromonas hydrophila on tryptic soy agar. Read More
Streptomyces coelicolor is a filamentous, soil bacterium that is part of a large genus of bacteria that produces a variety of biologically active compounds. In addition, S. coelicolor is a model for prokaryotic development. Streptomyces colonies go through a series of developmental changes that ... Read More
Knowledge is a gold reserve of humanity that was accumulated during many centuries. So the Japanese character for "gold" painted by Escherichia coli represents here this reserve, and the Proteus mirabilis "waves" around - knowledge dissemination in the community.
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Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have found that the physicians least likely to encounter the infectious Ebola virus tend to be overly cautious even with low-risk patients. Read More
Micro art inspired by my parrot named Yersinia. Yersinia enterocolitica in an enteropathogenic bacteria, is gram negative bacili, non sporulated and flagellated; it causes diarrhea and gastroenteritis. My countrie is famous because the different species of birds and I like parrrots because th... Read More
Chromobacterium violaceum enchants the night and yellow Micrococcus sp. Gives us light so we can notice how Pseudomonas aeruginosa fills the mountains with a vivid green color. During that magic night a girl's red hair seems to dance at the rhythm of the wind while she appreciates the wonders of... Read More
Superheroes can be found in the most unlikely places… even in the bacterial world! The bacteria that you see on this plate are Streptomycetes. Streptomycetes normally live in the soil, together with a lot of other species, with whom they compete for nutrients. When a Streptomycete spore settles ... Read More
The portrait of Louis Pasteur was drawn with Chromobacterium violaceum on Muller Hinton agar. Chromobacterium violaceum is a gram negative bacillus which is motile and a facultative anaerobe. These species are common inhabitants of the environment but occasionally can cause infections in animals... Read More
The Sabouraud Dextrose Agar depicts a lighthouse and light composed of Trichosporon species and Exophiala species. Trichosporon is a white, dry, wrinkled, yeast-like organism that has properties of mold and yeast. It is frequently isolated from the respiratory tract in Cystic Fibrosis patients... Read More
You can see a colony of fungi or bacteria growing on agar in a Petri dish and imagine a tropical island, maybe in the Caribbean sea, with its vegetation and a big orange Sun in the sky... Sometimes in the lab trash we can find a lot of beauty Read More
You can see a interpretation of a Methylobacterium sp colony in 3D. The colony has an high profile because the medium in Petri dish has suffered dehydration.
Tools used for the picture is ImageJ "Extended Depth of Field"
More information in my blog: http://www.microgaia.net/2014/07/una-colonia... Read More
Unlike human viruses that cause disease, yeast viruses do not cause any obvious illness in yeast. On the contrary, some viruses of yeast are beneficial and produce toxins that kill off competing yeast, allowing their host to thrive. We often think of viruses as agents of death and disease, but... Read More
The organisms used in this peace react to each other as if they were performing a unique dance. When S.agalactiae is reacting to S.aureus it gets excited and creates a golden clearing in the blood agar as if it was pointing directly at its partner. S. pneumonia and P.aeruginosa give the dance a ... Read More
Microorganisms reside everywhere, yet they are too small to be seen with the human eye. New York City (NYC) is a melting pot of cultures - both human and microbial - and every citizen has a personalized microbiome. Collectively, we shape NYC’s microbiome by our lifestyle choices, and this unseen... Read More
If you think rabbits reproduce quickly, wait until you hear about microbes. A single bacterial cell can divide once every 20 minutes. Bacteria also do not grow in the same way as we think of growth; an individual growing larger. In bacteria, one full-grown adult cell divides to form two full-... Read More