As if another reason was needed to quit smoking, though this one is certainly a doozy. Read More
Microscopic view of a swarm of Euglena species. (approx. X 100). Taken from the Wistreich Collection, appearing exclusively on MicrobeWorld. 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
A microscopic view of Spirogyra (eukaryote) and Oscillatoria (prokaryote). Taken from the Wistreich Collection, appearing exclusively on MicrobeWorld. Read More
Brown hyphae of Exophiala jeanselmei. Hyphae in wall of 'cyst' Read More
At her microscope, this historic image of bacteriologist Dr. Ida A. Bengston (1881-1952), was taken from the U.S. Public Health Service records.
This photo is symbolic of the importance of laboratory equipment to the CDC’s progress in the improvement of world wide public health standards. Dr. B... Read More
Fluorescent image of the sporangium, an enclosure in which spores are formed, of the slime mold Craterium minutum. Honorable Mention, 2011 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition®. Credit: Dr. Dalibor Matýsek, Mining University - Technical University of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic Read More
please send input as to the nature of this. things I know: zoonotic, fast reproduction, fruiting bodies, possible yeast, cryptococcus? Dicty?some maturing cysts filled with red, one-two red dots. Read More
A contaminant (mold mycelium) on a Serratia streak plate. Taken from the Wistreich Collection, appearing exclusively on MicrobeWorld. Read More
Red algae Scagelia, showing reproductive tetraspores and golden diatoms. 2nd place winner of Olympus BioScapes photomicrography contest 2012.
Credit: Dr. Arlene Wechezak, Anacortes, Washington Read More
Circular, smooth, entire, opaque colonies of Alcaligenes on a nutrient agar plate. Taken from the Wistreich Collection, appearing exclusively on MicrobeWorld. Read More
Orange pigmented crustose lichens. From the Wistreich Collection. Read More
Stained blood smear preparation showing spiral morphology. Taken from the Wistreich Collection, appearing exclusively on MicrobeWorld. 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
Two zygospores of Basidiobolus haptosporus. Lactophenol cotton blue stain Read More
Acid-fast rods. (approx X 1000). Taken from the Wistreich Collection, appearing exclusively on MicrobeWorld. 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