Blood agar culture of sputum from patient with pneumonia. Comprimised host. Colonies of Candida albicans and pseudomonas aeruginosa Read More
Rothia dentocariosa. Granular microcolonies, 18 hour aerobic growth on trypticase soy agar (250X) Read More
At East Diamante volcano (195 m, 640 ft depth), tropical fish swim above boulders covered with bacterial mat, which indicates the presence of hydrothermal venting. These fish live in the reef community above and are about 15 cm long (6 in). Read More
This color-enhanced photomicrograph shows different species of bacteria that cause dental plaque - a colorless film that forms on teeth caused by the growth of bacterial colonies. Plaque develops naturally, and in most cases can be easily removed with regular brushing. However, if left it can ha... Read More
Conidiophores of Aspergillus fumigatus formed in a pulmonary cavity Read More
Simple stained preparation of Bacillus species showing rods and spores. (approx. X 970). Taken from the Wistreich Collection, appearing exclusively on MicrobeWorld. Read More
Under a plate magnification of 37,800X, this colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) depicted the A/New Jersey/76 (Hsw1N1) virus, while in the virus’ first developmental passage through a chicken egg. Read More
Mycoplasma pneumoniae. Macrophotograph of 16mm petri dish containing microcolonies characteristics of broth-grown Mycoplasma pneumoniae Read More
b320-1 Clostridium spp. from pet food (1000x) Read More
In hemolytic uremic syndrome, toxins destroy red blood cells. These misshapen cells may clog the tiny blood vessels in the kidneys.
Credit: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health.
photograph of erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae infection in the thumb of an abattoir worker Read More
This image by Dr. Arlene Wechezak, Anacortes, Washington, United States, won 10th place in Nikon's 2009 Small World microscopy competition. Nikon's Small World Twitter feed (@NikonSmallWorld) is currently showcasing algae and larvae that are in danger in the Gulf oil spill. Read More
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