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

Related sites:
Biochemical Pathways (by ExPASy and Boehringer Mannheim)
BioMedNet (register for free)
Macromolecular Museum - Kenyon College (cool way to view proteins in 3D)
Periodic Table
Virtual Library


For local reference - UBC sites and other links:
R.E.W. Hancock Laboratory
UBC homepage
UBC library
UBC Microbiology and Immunology Department
Other Links



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.

Illustration of a splinter, from Jim Sullivan's Cells Alive!
After trauma, the white blood cells (neutrophils),
become sticky and begin to adhere to the inside
                          of the capillary vessel wall near the trauma site.
Adherence slows the cells down, making them
                          "roll" on the inside of the vessel. The neutrophils then
become superadherent and squeeze out
between the endothelial cells that line the
                          vessel. This phenomenon is called "diapedesis".

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