Microbiology

Top 10 Reasons Labs Love Using Microbiologics QC Microorganisms

Are you a worrier? Do you imagine your validation failing, your QC strains mutating, or an auditor frowning when he or she examines your QC records? You probably have good reason to worry if you are using a patient sample,…
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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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The Who’s Who of E. coli Strains

Escherichia coli may be the world’s most recognized bacterial species, but this one species varies tremendously. E. coli is found almost everywhere; from soil to raw meat to human intestines. There are plenty of good E. coli strains such as…
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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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What’s the Easiest Method for Preparing Quantitative Suspensions?

If  you’ve ever manually prepared microorganism suspensions requiring a specific concentration level, you know how tedious, time consuming and problematic it can be. Microbiologics offers several ready-to-use microorganism products that make preparing quantified suspensions simple. Watch the video below to…
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Get the Facts on Antibiotic Resistance: 18 Helpful Resources

For years, health organizations including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have warned that antibiotic resistance is a major global threat. The Review on Antimicrobial Resistance  estimates that at least 700,000 people…
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Norovirus: The Notorious Virus

The average soccer ball is about 1.6 million times bigger than a grain of sand. A grain of sand is about a million times bigger than a single bacterial cell, and a single bacterial cell can be 40 to 100…
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14 Career Paths for Microbiologists

Every microbiologist has a unique set of skills. Fortunately the career opportunities in the microbiology field are as diverse and the people who work in the industry. Depending on your experience and education, positions in a laboratory can range from…
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The Battle with Tuberculosis Rages On

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), tuberculosis (TB) is the greatest infectious killer worldwide after HIV/AIDS. Most cases of the disease can be treated by isoniazid and rifampicin, two powerful anti-TB drugs. Unfortunately, a drug resistant strain has emerged…
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