Gross Bacteria Makes Beautiful Art



Anything can be made into art even at the lowest of cellular levels.

The American Society for Microbiology has challenged microbiologists to use microbes as a media and the Petri dish as the canvas.

Vincent van Gogh's "The Starry Night"While not original art, it’s still a fun piece. BBL’s CHROMagar Orientation agar…

Posted by American Society for Microbiology on Tuesday, 8 September 2015

TUT WURI HANDAYANIThis is the epitome of education offices in Indonesia , or often known by "Tut Wuri Handayani" . This…

Posted by American Society for Microbiology on Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Tis The PseudoTis the Pseudo was inspired by the upcoming holiday season! Six strains of color producing Pseudomonas…

Posted by American Society for Microbiology on Tuesday, 8 September 2015

The Wild Garden of the Gut BacteriaThe bacterial community that lives in our gut have been compared to a ‘garden’, a…

Posted by American Society for Microbiology on Tuesday, 8 September 2015

The Violet Louis PasteurThe portrait of Louis Pasteur was drawn with Chromobacterium violaceum on Muller Hinton agar….

Posted by American Society for Microbiology on Tuesday, 8 September 2015

The Streptomyces SkyStreptomyces coelicolor is a filamentous, soil bacterium that is part of a large genus of bacteria…

Posted by American Society for Microbiology on Tuesday, 8 September 2015

The BrainThis brain inspired image was drawn with orange Deinococcus and Sphingomonas along with yellow Nesterenkonia…

Posted by American Society for Microbiology on Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Superheroes!Superheroes can be found in the most unlikely places… even in the bacterial world! The bacteria that you…

Posted by American Society for Microbiology on Tuesday, 8 September 2015

ShellThe artist [censored] draws much inspiration from biological shapes that are especially found in aquatic…

Posted by American Society for Microbiology on Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Sand DollarUsing E.coli B strains from NEB (C2566) expressing various chromogenic proteins, the artist [censored] was…

Posted by American Society for Microbiology on Tuesday, 8 September 2015

NeuronsNeurons and biological shapes is a common theme in the works of the artist [censored]. Here she painted with…

Posted by American Society for Microbiology on Tuesday, 8 September 2015

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