Microbe Art

I really enjoy Christmas so I find myself drawing Christmas trees quite a bit. My main intent was to see this image done with bacteria. I did it on the TSA plate because I saw on the chart handed out in lab, that p. aeroginosa would turn out green and s. marcescas would be red. The rounded characteristic of the colonies reminded me of bobbles used to decorate trees.

I enjoy drawing flowers so I drew a flower. I wanted to go with something I am comfortable drawing since I have never worked agar as an art media. I used the selective EMB plate which is both selective and differential. I used gram-negative bacteria c. frendii and s. eneritis because they would grow on the media.

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