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Auxarthron (Myxotrichium) umbrinum

Auxarthron (Myxotrichium) umbrinum. Arthrospores closely resemble those of C. immitis. Isolated in Death Valley, California soil Read More

Basidiobolus haptosporus

Two zygospores of Basidiobolus haptosporus. Lactophenol cotton blue stain Read More

Mortierella isabellina

Sporangia and sporangiophore of Mortierella isabellina. LCB Stain Read More

Microsporum gypseum microconidia

Microsporum gypseum microconidia. Unstained interference phase microscope (1000X) Read More

Microsporum canis macroconidium

Microsporum canis macroconidium. Unstained interference phase (1000X) Read More

Corynebacterium diphtheria

Corynebacterium diphtheriae. Elek plates showing lines of identity. Paper strip is saturated with antitoxin organisms (black growth) producing toxin Read More

Good for you but don't do it in public!

When I worked at a vet hospital people asked me all the time whether dog's mouths were cleaner than humans. I always told them it was an old wive's tale & wondered about their personal hygiene. Turns out I was wrong! Read More

Clostridium sporogenes

Clostridium sporogenes on egg yolk agar Read More

Actinomyces israelii

Actinomyces israelii. Molar tooth colony Read More

Northeastern University researchers discover new path to antibiotics

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

Microsporum gypseum colony

Microsporum gypseum colony on Sabouraud's agar (1:5) Read More

Sulfer granules on dressing

Sulfer granules on dressing from draining actinomycotic sinus Read More

Varicella

Varicella. 24 hour infection in human fetal diploid cells, direct FA stain Read More

Sucker-Like Structures on the Pathogenic Amoeba Naegleria fowleri

Scanning electron microscopy photograph of a human isolate of Naegleria fowleri amoeba grown in axenic culture displaying sucker-like structures, called amoebastome, used for a novel form of phagocytosis. There appears to be an inverse correlation between the mean number of suckers per amoeba an... Read More

Epstein-Barr-3 cells

Epstein-Barr-3 (Lymphoblastoid cell line from Burkitt's lymphona) Cells stained by EBV positive serum Read More

Art,Science Mixer At Mission Bay

As researchers, sneakers on, trickled out of UC San Francisco’s Genentech Hall on a warm, windless evening this week, assorted persons with stylish glasses and prettier footwear made their way against the flow and into the building’s marble atrium.

The California College of the Arts and the ... Read More

Baby Seal near McMurdo Station in Antarctica

This baby seal was found on the sea ice near McMurdo Station during one of many excursions to collect soil samples for microbiological analysis. During November and December, there are many baby seals in the area. Photo taken by Hubert Staudigel from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and... Read More

Chinese hampster ovary cell assay

Chinese hampster ovary cell assay for cholera enterotoxin. Top = untreated control cells; bottom = cholera toxin-treated cells Read More

"Come over baby/whole lot of shakin' goin' on"

Perhaps Jerry Lee Lewis's rock n' roll classic will soon be topping the charts of virologists world wide! Read More

Urea broth

Urea broth. Demonstrates positive, negative, uninoculated tube (1:6) Read More

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