Author:
Emily Fox
Subject:
Environmental Science, Health, Medicine and Nursing, Biology
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Level:
Community College / Lower Division, College / Upper Division
Tags:
  • Bacteria
  • Microbiology
  • Micrograph
  • Microscope
  • Microscopy
  • Stain
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Graphics/Photos

    Micrograph Escherichia coli 5d endospore 1000X p000068

    Micrograph Escherichia coli 5d endospore 1000X p000068

    Overview

    This micrograph was taken at 1000X total magnifcation on a brightfield microscope. The subject is Escherichia coli cells were grown in broth culture for 5 days at 30 degrees Celsius. The cells were heat-fixed to a slide and stained with malachite green (endospores) and safranin red (vegetative cells) prior to visualization. No endospores are seen, as E. coli does not form endospores.

    Image credit: Emily Fox

    Micrograph

    Light background with many rod-shaped pink cells; no green oval endospores seen

    Light background with many rod-shaped pink cells; no green oval endospores seen