Blastomyces dermatitidis. Yeast phase. Interference phase microscopy Read More
Saints preserve us from this one. A highly contagious hemorrhagic fever, Marburg is less well known that it's cousin Ebola, (they're both members of the deeply troublesome Filovirus family) but no less deadly.
Simple stain done on an unknown bacteria, showing feathery rhizoid growth on TSA after a 48 hr incubation at 37 degree’s C, isolated from a floor swab. Single bacillus and diplobacillus can be seen though out. Read More
Mycobacterium smegmatis colonies on lowenstein-jensen media (2x) Read More
Scanning electron micrograph of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and a dead human neutrophil. Credit: National Institutes of Health/Department of Health and Human Services (NIAID). Read More
E. coli growth on EMB Agar. EMB Agar slightly inhibits gram-positive bacteria due to the combination of dyes and is a selective and differential medium for coliforms. Bacteria that ferments lactose will exhibit a green metallic sheen. This image represents E. coli as a quality control microorga... Read More
Haemophilus influenzae and Staphylococcus aureus. Satellite growth on blood agar 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
This digitally-colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) revealed the presence of hepatitis B virions. The large round virions are known as Dane particles.
Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. Toxins, certain drugs, some diseases, heavy alcohol use, and bacterial and viral infec... 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
Circular, entire, smooth, yellow colonies of Micrococcus lutea. Taken from the Wistreich Collection, appearing exclusively on MicrobeWorld. Read More
This is an interesting image I found on Flickr. The shiny yellowish/green stuff is e.coli. It is growing on media and from a urine culture. Read More
To help scientists understand how the Penicillium stoloniferum virus interacts with its hosts, and how it replicates and matures over its lifecycle, the virus structure was solved at the very high-resolution of 7.3 angstroms. Running the automated AUTO3DEM software on a San Diego Supercomputer C... Read More
Cytomegalovirus in human foreskin cell culture. Showing dark staining intranuclear inclusion bodies. Gimesa stain Read More
The Human Microbiome Project has spent two years surveying bacteria and other microbes at different sites on 242 healthy people. The chart below hints at the complex combinations of microbes living in and on the human body.
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b320-1 Clostridium spp. from pet food (1000x) Read More
Paracoccidioides brasiliensis. Tissue form grown in vitro at 37C Read More
The results of a pour plate using Serratia marcescens as the inoculum. Taken from the Wistreich Collection, appearing exclusively on MicrobeWorld. Read More