fluorescent antibody staining of wall deficient mycobacterium tuberculosis var. hominis Read More
Closeup of organism seen on handprint, presumably Bacillus sp. Organism grew out from the center with rhizoid growth, lobate edges, tan coloration, glossy throughout the colony, Read More
Simple stain - two human cheek cells with surfaces covered by various shaped bacteria . (approx. X 100). Taken from the Wistreich Collection, appearing exclusively on MicrobeWorld. Read More
Gram-stain of Micrococcus lutea. (approx. 1000 X). Taken from the Wistreich Collection, appearing exclusively on MicrobeWorld. Read More
Escherichia coli isolated from a patient with diarrhea on MacConkey Agar.
Its simply beautiful, one of the first isolations I made. Read More
Brown and Brenn stained lung sections of patient from whom Legionella pneumophilia was isolated, showing intra-alveolar exudation of macrophages and polymorphonuclear leukocytes. Legionella pneumophilia is not stained (500X) Read More
Stan Maloy of the American Society for Microbiology participates in the first episode of This Week in Microbiology live from the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Washington, D.C.
This Week in Microbiology will officially launch next week. Other guests for the fir... Read More
An Ebola-like hemorrhagic fever has killed three people in western India and dozens of doctors will screen a community of about 16,000 people in efforts to contain the disease, a state health minister said this past Wednesday.
India's National Institute of Virology later confirmed that the th... Read More
Mycoplasma pneumoniae. Photomicrograph, unstained. Note two isolated colonies adjacent to a single classical artifact, a 'pseudocolony' (750X) Read More
This is a great visual resource for learning and teaching microbiology lab techniques. You have to join Flickr.com and then sign up to access the groups contents. Read More
This is a colorized transmission electron micrograph of Escherichia coli O157:H7. Transmission electron micrograph of E. coli O157:H7 showing flagella. Pseudoreplica technique.
E. coli O157:H7 was first recognized as a cause of illness in 1982 during an outbreak of severe bloody diarrhea; the... Read More
The cyanobacterial mat is on the shores of Lake Fryxell in Taylor Valley- the McMurdo Dry Valley region of Antarctica. These organisms actively grow only a few weeks a year during December and January. Photo taken by Scott Craig and contributed by Dr. Laurie Connell. Read More
Flagella stain of Salmonella typhi. (approx. 1000 X). Taken from the Wistreich Collection, appearing exclusively on MicrobeWorld. Read More
If the laboratory is not able to identify group-B streptococci (GBS) by the Lancefield grouping procedure, there are other microbiologic tests that can be used to identify GBS. This picture shows one of these tests. It is called the CAMP test. CAMP is an acronym for the authors of this test (Chr... Read More
b326-1 clostridium tetani - biochemical reactions (15x) Read More
This digitally-colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) depicted large numbers of Gram-positive Enterococcus sp. bacteria.
“Enterococci, leading causes of nosocomial bacteremia, surgical wound infection, and urinary tract infection, are becoming resistant to many and sometimes all standard ... Read More
Illustration First Place Winner NSF International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge
At first glance, it could pass for a piece of crochet, a fluffy gray and orange ball. But its real-world counterpart is far more destructive: It claims an estimated 2 million lives a year and has w... Read More