Author Archive: Microbiologics

Dear Stanley: Advice on Performing Dilutions

Dear Stanley, I recently purchased Epower™ from Microbiologics and need to dilute it to lower concentrations for my tests. Do you have any advice on how to perform dilutions? Sincerely, Pam from Cleveland, Ohio Dear Pam, Thank you for purchasing…
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Environmental Isolate Case File: Cronobacter sakazakii

Cronobacter sakazakii, formerly Enterobacter sakazakii, is a gram-negative bacterium that belongs to the Enterbacteriaceae family. It is found in the environment, commonly on plant and organic materials, and can survive very dry conditions. The bacterium has been isolated from dry…
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#CreepyCultures is Back!

It’s that time of year again! The time when we ask you, our fellow microbiologists, to send us your creepiest, crawliest Halloween-themed agar art. The time when you get to put those supreme streaking skills and that artistic flair to work for a…
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Cosmetics Quiz: What’s Lurking in Your Makeup Bag?

Your favorite eye shadow has been discontinued by the manufacturer. You’ve managed to extend the life of your palette for three years, but at what cost? Have you thought about the wide array of microbial growth that could be hiding in…
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Our Top Posts of 2016

2016 was an exciting year for the Microbiologics Blog. We celebrated our first birthday, got into the spirit of the Olympics, and asked why you love working in a lab. Take a break and learn something new while you catch…
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What Labs Should Know about STECs

STEC may not be a household term, but it is of great significance to food and clinical laboratories. In this post, we will describe what laboratories can do to help protect the public from this harmful and increasingly important group…
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Test Your Knowledge about Antibiotic Resistance

This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are raising awareness about the global threat posed by antibiotic resistance. You can follow the conversation by using #GetSmartWeek and #AntibioticResistance on Facebook and Twitter. Test…
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It’s Our Birthday!

The Microbiologics Blog is one year old this month. Time flies when you’re having fun writing about microbes! It seems like just yesterday we were shared our 50 Awesome Holiday Gift Ideas for Microbiologists or asked why you love working in a lab….
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Halloween Just Got a Whole Lot Creepier – #CreepyCultures

We  asked for your creepiest Halloween themed agar art, and you delivered! Your spooktacular creations had our pili standing on end! Congratulations to the winners and honorable mentions, and thank you to everyone who participated! To view all the plates submitted, use the…
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Share Your #CreepyCultures

  Last year we asked you to send us your creepiest, crawliest Halloween themed agar art. We were so impressed by your micro-artistic skills that we’ve been counting down the days until our next #CreepyCultures contest. Ghosts, monsters, skulls, bats and…
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