An infectious diseases expert has warned Australia is at greater risk from the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus than it was from Ebola, but Australian authorities insist the nation is prepared for any cases of the deadly disease. Read More
Create an Ocean View on your XLD Agar plates!!
E.coli, the Lactose fermentor produce sunshine yellow, Salmonella spp, metabolise thiosulfate to produce hydrogen sulfide, which leads to the formation of colonies with black centers, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, the non lactose fermentor, produce pink ... Read More
Perfect for the last slide of a research presentation.
4 bacteria was used : Escherichia coli (Thank - White), Micrococcus luteus (for - yellow), Dickeya dadantii (your - white), Serratia marcescens (you, attention - red). Read More
Cupit heart on LB agar with Serratia marcescens. S. marcescens naturally produces a red pigment: prodigiosin. Read More
When treated with the prescription drugs Zoloft and Vascor, mice infected with Ebola survived.
The new study was small and preliminary, but if the drugs prove effective in humans—a finding still years away—it could mean new treatments for the deadly disease. Read More
A new, rapid method is helping detect how bacteria sense and respond to changes in their environment. Read More
Recently a study showed that the high fat food with high salt can help mice prevent from weight gain, which is quite out of the expectation of researchers, as we always hold the altitude that high fat and salt food harms our health. The research results was published in Scientific Reports. Read More
Weaker organisms can prevail against stronger ones—if they’re superior in number, experiments show. This acts as a driving mechanism in the maintenance of genetic diversity. Read More
Scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum München have now discovered how Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) conceals itself in human cells. A main culprit for its bad visibility by the immune system is the viral protein LMP2A. As published in the scientific journal PLOS Pathogens, the protein helps EBV-infected ce... Read More
Researchers have identified two critical mutations allowing the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus to transmit from bats to humans. The findings were published in the most recent edition of the Journal of Virology. Read More
Previous studies carried out by Neuroscience researchers suggested that sleep can boost memory. And the latest paper of the analysis done by the Scripps Research Institute was published in the journal Cell. Read More
CAMP test - A presumptive identification of group B beta-hemolytic streptococci.
This a positive CAMP test indicated by the formation of an arrowhead where the Strep group B meets the Staphylococcus aureus (white middle streak).
E. coli was grown on MacConkey Agar (MAC) at 37 degrees for 24 hour. MAC is a Selective and Differential media used to inhibit G+ growth and some G- bacteria as well as identify and isolate lactose fermenting G- enteric bacteria mainly Enterobacteriaceae. Strong lactose fermentation produces pi... Read More
This episode: Fruit flies have microbes that help them get more nutrition out of low-quality food!
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This tree is made up of Streptococus pneumoniae (as the leaves)and Candida albicans (as the trunk),cultured on a chocolate agar incubated 24hours under 5% CO2 condition.
S.pneumoniae is a alpha hemolytic organism producing green colour colonies while C.albicans produce 'feet'around the margin o... 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
This environmental bacterial was taking from an art institution in Medellín (Casa Tres Patios) by using basic agar. The salmon-orange bacteria need two-three days to grow and in this process it is increasing its own color. Read More
In Turkey every month we control pools of Hotels by the Ministry of Health. And here we caught Pseudomonas aeruginosa. It was oxidase positive that's why we can separate from Enterobactericeace family. Well fluorescence under uv illumination. Read More
These are actinobacteria isolated from natural ponds in Cuatro Cienegas, Coahuila México.
In the picture they are growing on ISP2 media and showing different colony morphologies. Read More