08 October 2006

bacteria art

bacteria are fascinating. when i was a lab tech, my favorite department was microbiology. there are so many cool things about micro. first of all, you are actually working with living, growing organisms. they have likes and dislikes. some like blood agar, some like sugar, some like oxygen while some thrive without oxygen, etc. my favorite part about micro was that it was like being a detective, having to isolate and identify the bacteria. it's a very 'hands-on' process, or at least it was back in the day for me.

i've collected some links featuring bacteria/petri dish related "art".

fractal geometry panorama

gardens in a petri

more gardens in a petri

petri dish project

bacterial photographs - awesome!

microscopic video:
volvox...this one is so pretty! (algae not bacteria)

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