Painting with Microbes; Ana Strachan (F01)

My intent was to draw a paw print, I decided to pick this because I love my dogs and used them for inspiration. Im actually pleased with the way it came out in comparison to my other drawings. I used the TSA agar plate and the black color for my paw print was achieved by using C. violaceum which is a Gram-negative bacteria which grew very well and fast on the TSA plate. This picture was taken the day after the lab was completed. Although the TSA plate didn’t change colors it will be hard to determine any special characteristics for this microbe on this specific plate; because TSA plates are not differential because their purpose is to grow many types of bacteria fast and cheap.

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