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Baby Seal near McMurdo Station in Antarctica

This baby seal was found on the sea ice near McMurdo Station during one of many excursions to collect soil samples for microbiological analysis. During November and December, there are many baby seals in the area. Photo taken by Hubert Staudigel from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and... Read More

Chinese hampster ovary cell assay

Chinese hampster ovary cell assay for cholera enterotoxin. Top = untreated control cells; bottom = cholera toxin-treated cells Read More

"Come over baby/whole lot of shakin' goin' on"

Perhaps Jerry Lee Lewis's rock n' roll classic will soon be topping the charts of virologists world wide! Read More

Urea broth

Urea broth. Demonstrates positive, negative, uninoculated tube (1:6) 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

Taenia spp. scolex

Taenia spp. scolex Read More

It came from your keyboard!

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

Cyanobacterial mat on the shores of Lake Fryxell in the McMurdo Dry Valley region of Antarctica

The cyanobacterial mat is on the shores of Lake Fryxell in Taylor Valley- the McMurdo Dry Valley region of Antarctica. These organisms actively grow only a few weeks a year during December and January. Photo taken by Scott Craig and contributed by Dr. Laurie Connell. Read More

Plasmodium vivax

Plasmodium vivax mature schizont (1000X) Read More

Sarcocystis spp. zoites

Sarcocystis spp. zoites 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

Toxoplasma gondii

Toxoplasma gondii proliferative forms Read More

Toxoplasma gondii oocysts

Toxoplasma gondii oocysts from cat feces. IFA Read More

Just when you thought it was safe to go out in your backyard

Alien invaders is an apt description - kinda gross looking but also grossly fascinating. Proof positive about the whole worlds that are going on all around us that we are (usually or mostly) completely oblivious to.
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Plasmodium falciparum

Plasmodium falciparum male and female gametocyte (1000X) Read More

Hut Cave on Mt. Erebus taken by mountaineer Nick Giguere

Photo of Hut Cave taken by mountaineer Nick Giguere during the 2008 expedition Exploring the Rock Bottom of the Food Chain in McMurdo's Extreme Environments led by Dr. Laurie Connell and Dr. Hubert Staudigel. For more pictures go to their website: http://earthref.org/ERESE/projects/GOLF439/... Read More

Blood Falls - Subglacial outflow from the Taylor Glacier in McMurdo

Subglacial outflow from the Taylor Glacier in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Iron and salt precipitates form where subglacial brine flows from the Taylor Glacier, lending a bright red color to the glacier snout, which is commonly referred to as Blood Falls. The episodic release of subglaci... Read More

Trichinella spiralis Scanning EMs and hundreds more

As referenced in the most recent episode of This Week in Parasitism, Dickson Despommier, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, and Yuzo Takahashi, Department of Parasitology, Gifu University School of Medicine, have posted hundreds of scanning electron microgra... Read More

Plasmodium vivax

Plasmodium vivax young trophozoite with Schuffner's stippling Read More

Plasmodium ovale

Plasmodium ovale immature schizont (1000X) Read More

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