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Microbiology Wreath

Dr. Donna Stolz of the University of Pittsburgh assembled a wreath collage of mammalian cells stained for various proteins and organelles magnified from 220x to 2000x.

Nikon’s Small World Photomicrography Competition Read More

Hep-2 cells

Hep-2 cells infected with Herpes simplex virus. Giemsa stain Read More

b320-1 Clostridium spp. from pet food (1000x)

b320-1 Clostridium spp. from pet food (1000x) Read More

Madurella mycetoma

Madurella mycetoma granule. H & E stain Read More

Clostridium difficile

This is an image of Clostridium difficile colonies grown on cycloserine mannitol agar after 48 hours.

C. difficile, an anaerobic gram-positive rod, is the most frequently identified cause of Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea (AAC). It accounts for approximately 15-25% of all episodes of AAC.

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ESLB strain of Klebsiella spp

phenomenon called "champagne cork"
have waited half year to catch a strain like that. Read More

Colorized low-temperature electron micrograph of a cluster of E. coli bacteria

Individual bacteria in this photo are oblong and colored brown. As an alternative to using antibiotics for fighting E. coli infections in newborn and weaned pigs, scientists are finding promising results from introducing mixes of beneficial bacteria, obtained from other pigs, into the gut of you... Read More

Tropical Fish and Bacterial Mat

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

Coloured TEM of a group of Coxsackie viruses

Coxsackie viruses. Coloured transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a group of Coxsackie viruses. These viruses were named after the town in the USA where they were isolated. They are entero- viruses, part of the Picornaviridae group. This group contains small, non-enveloped, icosahedral- shap... Read More

Picture of Couple Kissing in Mexico City with Surgical Masks on During Swine Flu Outbreak

Picture of Couple Kissing in Mexico City with Surgical masks on During Swine Flu Outbreak. From The Guardian UK. Article link here http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/apr/26/swine-flu-outbreak-mexico-pandemic. Photo by Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images Read More

Sculptures of Biological Viruses Using Computer Parts

Since 1999, Artomatic, a one-of-a-kind multimedia event, involving hundreds of regional artists, performers and volunteers, in Washington, D.C. has been convening annually in the Washington, D.C., area. This past year artist Forrest McCluer culled together a series of sculptures constructed from... Read More

Mycena species

Mycena species on rotten and decaying wood Read More

photograph of erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae infection in the thumb of an abattoir worker

photograph of erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae infection in the thumb of an abattoir worker Read More

Campylobacter bacteria

Campylobacter bacteria are the number-one cause of food-related gastrointestinal illness in the United States. To learn more about this pathogen, ARS scientists are sequencing multiple Campylobacter genomes. This scanning electron microscope image shows the characteristic spiral, or corkscrew, s... Read More

Conidiophores of Aspergillus fumigatus

Conidiophores of Aspergillus fumigatus formed in a pulmonary cavity Read More

Mini Microbe Portraits From the Micropolitan Museum

Tired of the portraits, landscapes and abstract art that peppers the walls of most art museums? According to Dutch photographer Wim von Egmond, there’s one art subject that has been ignored for centuries and finally deserves its due: microscopic organisms.

As the head of the Inst... Read More

Escherichia coli

Escherichia coli showing lactose fermentation EMB agar. Note green sheen on colony. Read More

Conidia of Exophiala jeanselmei

Conidia of Exophiala jeanselmei. Sporulation is from 'shoulder' or distal end of a hyphal cell, or from the tip of a conidiophore. LCB stain. Read More

Absidia corymbifera

Absidia corymbifera in a transplantable 'tumor' of the mouse Read More

From Microbes to Crude

Accompanying the previous NYT article 'Tracing Oil Reserves to their Tiny Origins" is this graphic which depicts the oil formation process. Read More

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