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Legionella pneumophila colonies

Under a low magnification of 5X, this photograph depicted a number of Legionella pneumophila colonies that had been cultivated on Feeley-Gorman (FG) agar. Note the “cut-glass” appearance displayed by the round, off-white colored colonies. FG agar is used particularly in the cultivation of Legion... Read More

"The Unseen World"

Philadelphia artist Kate Kaman (www.katekaman.com) has designed a dynamic larger-than-life sculptural depiction of the most plentiful and ancient microscopic life forms -- bacteria. Suspended throughout an area measuring approximately 130 feet long, 27 feet wide and 41 feet tall, “The Unseen Wor... Read More

mycobacterium smegmatis, rough surface on penassay agar

mycobacterium smegmatis, rough surface on penassay agar Read More

Salmonella

A photomicrograph of Salmonella bacteria. Courtesy of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Read More

Cytomegalovirus infection

X-ray of chest. Cytomegalovirus infection in compromised host. Read More

Rockweed algae

Rockweed algae on rocks in cold ocean water. From the Wistreich Collecction, appearing exclusively on MicrobeWorld. Read More

Red vs Yellow Hills

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Northeastern University researchers discover new path to antibiotics

Scientists at Northeastern University have taken a major step towards being able to grow previously uncultivable bacteria in the lab, the potential key to developing a new generation of highly effective antibiotics.

Examining bacterial communities enveloping particles of sand, the Northeaster... Read More

Intestinal anthrax

Intestinal anthrax. Human case. Note edema of mucosa Read More

A Spotter's Guide to Human Viruses

The New Scientist has published a nifty gallery of "psychedelic"-like images of human viruses. Many of them are from Government agencies so they are public domain. Click "source" to view the entire collection.


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Gram-negative rods

Gram-negative rods, possibly E. coli. (approx. 1000 X). Taken from the Wistreich Collection. Read More

Varicella lesions

Varicella lesions. Nine year old male (1X) Read More

Toxoplasma gondii oocysts from cat feces

Toxoplasma gondii oocysts from cat feces. Taken from the Wistrich Collection. Read More

The incredible tiny world of microbiology

The winners of Olympus' annual live sciences photography competition are in, with the top 10 submissions revealing an entire world of microscopic wonder.

It's the 10th year of Olympus' BioScapes international digital-imaging competition — where photographers from around the globe can send in ... Read More

Syncephalastrum sp

Syncephalastrum sp. Interference phase microscopy (1000X) Read More

Salmonella typhimurium

This photograph depicts the colonial growth pattern displayed by Salmonella typhimurium bacteria cultured on a Hektoen enteric (HE) agar medium; S. typhimurium colonies grown on HE agar are blue-green in color, for this organism is a lactose non-fermenter, but it does produce hydrogen sulfide, (... Read More

Invisible Residents

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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Zachary Copfer Blends Bacteria And Photography In Bacteriography Series (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

One of our long-running goals at HuffPost Arts & Culture is to eliminate the unnecessary divide that has so long plagued the arts and sciences. So we were overjoyed to stumble upon the work of microbiologist-cum-photographer Zachary Copfer, who has turned a traditional artistic practice into a l... Read More

Influenza Virion

On a lavender background, this illustration provides a 3D graphical representation of a generic influenza virion’s ultrastructure, and is not specific to a seasonal, avian or 2009 H1N1 virus.

There are three types of influenza viruses: A, B and C. Human influenza A and B viruses cause season... Read More

Histoplasma capsulatum

Histoplasma capsulatum in gingival tissue. GMS stain. (400X) Read More

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