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Microbial Landscapes

The Harvard Microbial Sciences Initiative Graduate Consortium hosted a fun workshop during the January term where students learned about microscopy by taking some amazing pictures of food microbes. The images taken with the scanning electron microscope of sauerkraut, kombucha, and some stinky cheeses show beautiful and complex landscapes made by and of microbes. Sauerkraut is…

Microbes Conquering the U.S.

I’ve had some great suggestions for “Official” State Microbes in comments and via twitter. I’m filling in the map as they come: So far we have: Alaska — Alcanivorax borkumensis for its oil consumption California — Ralstonia metallidurans for its gold precipitating qualities (and CA-MRSA as a terrifying runner up) Illinois — Penicillium roqueforti for…