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, September 8, 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, September 8, 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, September 8, 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, September 8, 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, September 8, 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, September 8, 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, September 8, 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, September 8, 2015

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

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

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