Bacteroides fragilis colonies on blood agar (1:5) Read More
Mycobacterium buberculosis. young colony on a brain heart infusion. typical virulent strain Read More
Basidiobolus haptosporus. Hypha in subcutaneous phycomycosis granuloma. Read More
Coccidioides immitis. Spherule in lung abscess endospore. Gridley stain. (400X) Read More
photograph of carcass of swine showing lesions of swine erysipelas (b&w) Read More
microbes in the environment: there are about 4 to 5 different colonies of bacteria which is growing in agar plate; sample from library toilet seat. (front view) Read More
The results of a pour plate after incubation. Taken from the Wistreich Collection, appearing exclusively on MicrobeWorld. Read More
This is an Portuguese Hard Tick´s unpublished image, taken on a Parasitology class, at Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon. Here we can see the three mouthparts components: the highly mobile palps are the two outside jointed parts ; the center rod-shaped structure, the hypostome, is pro... Read More
Here I try to bring microbiology into Hallowe'en with costumes in class, and some bioluminescent microbial art of famous microbiologists! Read More
Infected guinea pig eye Shigella - Sereny test Read More
Lactophenol cotton blue wet preparation of scraping from oral lesion, showing pseudohyphae of Candida albicans Read More
This is a close-up of a Mycobacterium tuberculosis culture revealing this organism’s colonial morphology.
Note the colorless rough surface, which are typical morphologic characteristics seen in Mycobacterium tuberculosis colonial growth. Macroscopic examination of colonial growth patterns is ... Read More
Colorized electron micrograph of red blood cell infected with malaria parasites (blue). The small bumps on the infected cell show how the parasite remodels its host cell. Uninfected cells (red) have smoother surfaces.
Related story: "Scientists Find Genetic Basis for Key Pa... Read More
Specimen: Dung fungi found on a cow pile
Technique: Epi-illumination, 20 stacked images
Credit: Mr. Mike Crutchley, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom - Olympus BioScapes Read More
Young sibling polyps of staghorn coral (Acropora millepora) three days after settlement. In a National Science Foundation-supported study, researchers found that the ability to fluoresce may influence whether or not the coral settle on the reef of their origin or disperse, and go elsewhere.
M... Read More
A macrophage (pale brown) interacts with Borrelia cells (blue), the spirochete bacteria that cause Lyme disease. Although the outer membrane of Borrelia contains a strong antigen, the OspC protein, the bacterium successfully evades the human immune system by hiding out in places less accessible ... Read More
A contaminant (mold mycelium) on a Serratia streak plate. Taken from the Wistreich Collection, appearing exclusively on MicrobeWorld. Read More
With its abdomen engorged with a host blood meal, this image depicts a lateral, or side view of a female blacklegged, or deer tick, Ixodes scapularis.
The blacklegged or deer tick, Ixodes scapularis, transmits Lyme disease, a disease caused by a spiral shaped bacterial microbe, Borrelia burgdor... Read More