Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae. Gram stain of 36 hour thioglycolate broth culture (1000X) Read More
This highly-magnified, digitally-colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) depicted numbers of virions from a Novel Flu H1N1 isolate. Thanks to the CDC's PHIL for this image. Read More
escheria coli bacteriophage plaque count. four dilution plates (10x) Read More
This transmission electron micrograph (TEM) depicted a number of Nipah virus virions that had been isolated from a patient's cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) specimen.
Nipah virus is a member of the family Paramyxoviridae, and is related, but not identical to Hendra virus. Nipah virus was initially ... Read More
These images are amazing and beautiful.
From Wired - "A virus so large and strange that it’s redefined the very concept of a virus has been photographed for the first time. It’s even weirder than expected." Read More
Einstein in E. coli, an apple tree grown from fungi and a fluorescent Mario are just some of the masterworks cast in agar jelly by creative microbiologists. Read More
Bromocresol fermentation tubes (escherichia coli). note acid (yellow) and gas (bubble) Read More
Cladosporium trichoides hyphae in brain abscess. Case of Dr. Barnola. PAS stain. Human Read More
Mycobacterium Xenopi. One Colony of each of three different strains Read More
The presence of green algae colonizing the air space. From the Wistreich Collection. Read More
Immunoelectrophoresis. Wells 1 and 2 rabbit serum, Wells 3 rabbit gammaglobulin, trough 1 and 3 antirabbit serum, trough 2 anti-gamma-globulin Read More
fd virus membranes and various other assemblages. Credit: Dr. Zvonimir Dogic, Dr. Thomas Gibaud, Dr. Edward Barry & Mark Zakhary
2012 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition Image of Distinction
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
Acholeplasma laidlawii, light micrograph (approximately 400X) Unstained. Note colonial morphology and classical 'fried-egg' appearance after 4 days growth Read More
Richard Lenski, Hannah Distinguished Professor, Michigan State University, at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia. Read More
Herpes simplex, type 1. Isolate in human fetal diploid cell cultures, identified by direct FA staining (R.W. Emmons) Read More
This SEM depicts a couple of clusters of aerobic Gram-negative, non-motile Acinetobacter baumannii bacteria as seen under a magnification of 12,739x.
Members of the genus Acinetobacter are nonmotile rods, 1-1.5µm in diameter, and 1.5-2.5µm in length, becoming spherical in shape while in their... Read More