Microbial Art: Hold the Lysol! Wouldn’t you like these contagious baubles hanging from your Christmas tree?

Microbial Art: Hold the Lysol! Wouldn’t you like these contagious baubles hanging from your Christmas tree?

• Alexander Fleming not only discovered penicillin (for which he won the Nobel Prize), but was also one of the first to make bacterial art (Image #4).

• Creative advertising offered by CURB, uses glow-in-the-dark bacteria to write your message (Image #5).

• Einstein “photo” was created by projecting light onto genetically engineered bacterial “film” –infused with a sugar that turns black when digested. The bacteria in the dark parts of the Petri dish digested this sugar and so turned black, whereas in the illuminated areas, a light-activated gene prevented the bacteria from eating the sugar, and so these parts remained clear (Image #6).

More awesome art: http://www.newscientist.com/gallery/microbe-art/1

http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/curb-discofungi

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6 Responses to Microbial Art: Hold the Lysol! Wouldn’t you like these contagious baubles hanging from your Christmas tree?


  1. love these, bacteria can be beautiful

  2. Rajini Rao says:


    Yes, Szilveszter Liszy , the snowman and tree are fungi, the rest are bacteria 🙂

  3. Norman M. says:


    They are organic… for sure.


  4. Very Very Happy Merry Christmas

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