At this point, after finding microorganisms that don’t mind extreme temperatures, pressure, aridity and other hardships, we shouldn’t be surprised that bacteria’s dominion over the Earth extends to just about anywhere we look. A new expedition to the Earth’s crust has reached unprecedented depth... Read More
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
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
Over-probing airport security scans? Nope. Soft porn from the 22nd Century? Definitely not. These beautiful images of the human body are part of a new exhibition at the Royal Institution. Each was taken using the light emitted by the bioluminescent bacteria Photobacterium phosphorem. Artist Anne... Read More
Click source to view a set of select pictures from the American Society for Microbiology's presence at the 2010 USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. Read More
This past weekend the USA Science and Engineering Festival came to Washington, D.C. The American Society for Microbiology and MicrobeWorld were present with our own booth in which we offered several microbe-related activities for attendees of all ages.
In this picture, Barbara Hyde, director... Read More
Möbius strips are special loops that only have one continuous side. Now we've built the smallest Möbius strips ever - out of DNA. Here you can see the nanometer-sized DNA loops, folded like origami.
The ability to create complex structures on the tiniest of scales is one of the great challeng... Read More
Coccidioides immitis. Spherule in lung abscess endospore. Gridley stain. (400X) Read More
Basidiobolus haposporus. Adhesive spores forcibly discharged and attached to cover of a petri dish. Lactophenol cotton blue stain Read More
This photomicrograph depicted a number of Gram-positive, endospore-forming Bacillus anthracis bacteria. B. anthracis is the pathologic microorganism responsible for the disease “anthrax”, an acute infectious disease, which most commonly occurs in wild and domestic vertebrates (cattle, sheep, goa... Read More
Under a very high magnification of 12000X, this colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) revealed the presence of a large grouping of Gram-negative Salmonella typhimurium bacteria that had been isolated from a pure culture. See PHIL 10982 for a black and white version of this image.
How d... Read More
Under a magnification of 2500X, this colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) revealed the presence of a large number of Gram-negative Salmonella typhimurium bacteria that had been isolated from a pure culture. See PHIL 10984 for a black and white version of this image. Read More
Aspergillus fumigatus. Typical dichotomous branching of hyphae in pulmonary lesion of a horse. PAS stain Read More
Basidiobolus haptosporus. One subspherical spore which has been produced by replication and one adhesive spore produced by replication Read More
Conidial head of Aspergillus restrictus, sterigma on vesicle bear spores Read More
Blastomyces dermatitidis. Mycelial phase. Interference contrast microscopy (400X) Read More