A selection of pictures and interesting web links related to microbiology.
Live Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium that causes stomach ulcers.
(Picture thanks to Jim Sullivan's Cells Alive!)
See below for more pictures....
Profile: Antibiotic resistance:
Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics
Biochemical Pathways (by ExPASy and Boehringer Mannheim)
BioMedNet (register for free)
Macromolecular Museum - Kenyon College (cool way to view proteins in 3D)
For local reference - UBC
sites and other links:
R.E.W. Hancock Laboratory
UBC Microbiology and Immunology Department
Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (otherwise known as “EPEC”
and shown in green above) induces the formation of pedestals
on the host cell surface (Photo Copyright B.B. Finlay).
Visit Brett Finlay's Laboratory for more information.
Photo: Copyright © - Susan Farmer
Escherichia coli treated with an antimicrobial cationic peptide
at low concentration (left)
and high concentration (right). Note the formation of blebs (small spheres of membrane)
that are coming off of the bacterium, as the membrane is damaged.
See the R.E.W. Hancock Laboratory for more information.
Updated September 2012