Micrograph Escherichia coli 5d endospore 1000X p000068
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
Light background with many rod-shaped pink cells; no green oval endospores seen