Under this page we have microbial pictures of bacteria and fungi. Please open the relevant gallery to see the pictures.
Contamination of food products by Salmonella has been a growing concern in recent news. From beef recalls now to salads and Organic products and, even peanut butter products. To learn more about the Clef Des Champs brand products, the mixed salad recall or the peanut butter product recall and how it may be affecting you, [...]
Legionella pneumophila is a Gram negative, aerobic bacteria that is characterized as an opportunistic pathogen. It is the cause of Legionnaires’ Disease, a severe form of pneumonia and, it is the cause of Pontiac fever, a non-pneumonic form of L. pneumophila infection. Legionella spp.’s mode of transmission is through aerosols or aspiration of contaminated water. The Public Health [...]
Molds or fungi can be found in at least small amounts almost anywhere due to their release of tiny spores. Spores can be hazardous to human health and potentially cause allergic reactions, fungal infection (mycosis) or release mycotoxinsMycotoxins are toxic byproducts (seconday metabolites) produced by fungi.. MycotoxinsMycotoxins are toxic byproducts (seconday metabolites) produced by fungi. [...]
The mold (or mould, in the Queen’s English) has been the victim of a bad press. Mention the word and it conjures up an image of something rotting or in the process of decomposition. And yet, were it not for the mold that inspired the discovery of penicillin millions of lives would have been lost. [...]
Hi kids, do we look familiar to you? You could use us in your school science projects. We are bacteria and since we are very small and can only be seen under very powerful microscopes, people call us microorganisms. The cartoons you see above show how we could look like in your imagination. one reason why you [...]