Image of the Week

This week’s image is brought to you via the ATCC 2013 photo contest. We give you – blood agar! (Twenty points if you can remember which bug prefers this most gruesome of mediums)

image via Marchesan at University of Michigan
image via Marchesan at University of Michigan

Depicted above is “Black-pigmented Porphyromonas gingivalis in blood-agar plates”. This photograph sadly doesn’t look like it has a good chance of winning, but it’s up against some stiff competition (who knew HeLa cells were so cute?) Head over to the gallery and check out the other entries here.

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