Saturday, October 24, 2015

Microbe Masterpieces of the 2015 Agar Art Competition

If you don't think bacteria are beautiful, think again.

This year's Agar Art Contest, an annual competition hosted by the American Society for Microbiology, is the source of some microbe masterpieces.
For the contest, microbiologists and artists "paint" strands of bacteria on agar, a gelatinous substance used to make biological cultures.